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Scoot on Home

David Gorman, 45, admitted he was drunk, and sure enough his blood-alcohol level was triple the legal limit for drivers. The difference is what he was driving on the way home from a pub in Exeter, Devon, England: an “invalid carriage” which attains “a maximum speed of eight miles per hour and is usually driven at speeds of two to three miles an hour,” said his lawyer. Further, the attorney pointed out, “There were no pedestrians thrown into the road, or him weaving off the pavement.” Still, Gorman was arrested and, with a blood test and confession, was convicted and banned from driving for three years. Gorman doesn’t have a driver’s license and doesn’t drive a car, but the ban means he’s not allowed to drive any motorized conveyance — he now must use a manual wheelchair to get around. (RC/Plymouth Herald) ...If you think that’s brutal, wait until you hear what they’re planning to do to guys who walk home from the pub.
Original Publication Date: 04 July 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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