DRINK RIDING! WOMAN BANNED FOR 2 YEARS AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON E-SCOOTER

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A 20-year-old woman has been banned from driving for 2 years after being caught drink-riding an e-scooter in Newport last month.

Kyah Jordan, from New Milton, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Friday charged with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit – drink driving.

The mainlander was stopped by Police on Pyle Street in Newport on 12th December after Jordan ran a red light, almost crashing into a Police car in the process.

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With officers believing Jordan to be in drink she was instructed to carry out a roadside breathe test, which she failed. She was taken into custody and later blew 97 – the legal limit being 35. The 20-something had been out for a night of drinking when she decided to hop onto a Beryl e-Scooter.

Electric scooters are covered by the Road Traffic Act and therefore the rules of the road apply at all times. Under UK law, it is currently illegal to ride a personal e-scooter on the roads (and pavements), however, it is permitted if hiring an e-scooter as part of an official trial.

Beryl e-Scooters are currently being trialed in Newport and Ryde with government approval.

20-year-old Kyah is thought to be one of the first people in the country to be charged with the offence of drink driving relating to an e-scooter. She must now serve her 2 year driving ban and complete 40 hours of unpaid work.

Police say that the use of e-scooters whilst intoxicated will not be tolerated.

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Dave
Dave
2 months ago

First of many many more !!!

JHVF
JHVF
Reply to  Dave
2 months ago

Think perhaps the whole idea will be dumped

plato
plato
Reply to  JHVF
2 months ago

Unlikely………..

Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
2 months ago

Almost 3 times the drink drive limit.

Martin Shoebridge
Martin Shoebridge
2 months ago

That’s excessive IMO. Plenty of DDs getting 12-18 month ban.Sure, in a car, you become a lethal weapon if over the limit. On an E scooter? Really? the worst that can happen is you fall off and Piss yourself. The current law has been invented by idiots with no idea. Electric bicycle- no laws re D/D, licence, insurance, helmet etc. Tell me where the difference is between the two?

Tony
Tony
Reply to  Martin Shoebridge
2 months ago

Run someone over, fall under a car…… the list is endless. Also illegal to ride a bike in drink.

red squirrel
red squirrel
Reply to  Tony
2 months ago

Drunk in charge of a pedal cycle is only a fine not a ban.

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Martin Shoebridge
2 months ago

I think the young woman who fell off her E-scooter in London and was crushed under the wheels of a lorry , suffered more than wet pants !!

Martin Shoebridge
Martin Shoebridge
Reply to  Bob
2 months ago

And many a cyclist. One died under the wheels of a lorry just round the corner from us- our neighbour’s daughter. Your point about E scooter is ?

White top
White top
Reply to  Martin Shoebridge
2 months ago

If used correctly, which they are not, they would be relativley safe but they are indeed a death trap and a fatality waiting to happen when used on the road .
I feel sorry for your neighbours losing their daughter in such a way and my thoughts are with them.
I have dealt with many an RTC involving cyclists which are not always the cyclist fault however you are more vunerable when on 2 wheels compared to 4, personally i would like to see escooters banned before the inevitable happens and cycling proficiency tests brought back to youngsters when at school to educate them of the dangers of the road.

Freeloader
Freeloader
2 months ago

Her disregard of the road traffic act, is only marginally beaten by her complete disregard for the current covid situation by travelling to, what was then, a tier 1 area.

This little wretch, shouldn’t have been on the island in the first place, as she should have thought to herself..”you know what, as there is this pandemic on, I won’t travel from New Milton to the island, as it is not an essential journey and I do not wish to be part of the problem”

sadly her ability for rational and logical thought doesn’t appear to exist – hopefully she will get some clarity whilst painting fences, somewhere – local for 40 hours.

Old Mike
Old Mike
Reply to  Freeloader
2 months ago

As a side issue I can understand her thinking that New Milton and the Isle of Wight were the same. When looking for goods and services online I find that many suppliers seem to think the same. In fact, going by journey time, the Island can be effectively 100 miles or more from the Mainland at times.

Old school.
Old school.
2 months ago

Theres your answer to trialling e scooters, right there.
Had a close encounter on a dark wet night before xmas with an idiot on one of these. Dreadful things ridden by idiots, anyone been mowed down on a pavement yet? Only a matter of time if not.

Ron
Ron
2 months ago

I wondered when the local drunk would get caught.

CharlesW
CharlesW
2 months ago

It happened when the island was still in tier 1 with the pubs being opened. Like a lot of other grockles she must have been on a day trip. She got off lightly.

Mop bucket
Mop bucket
2 months ago

In Law, correct, but in reality, absurd. This Law is an Ass.

SRichards
SRichards
2 months ago

That’s unfair,people get less for repeatedly drink drug driving cars.Do you actually need a driving licence for these?If so why are there groups of teenagers aged 13/14 going round on them on pavements in Newport town centre nearly knocking people over

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