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Taylor Daly, 21, from Ramsgate charged with being over the drink limit while riding an electric scooter in Margate

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A man has been charged with riding an electric scooter while over the legal alcohol limit.

Taylor Daly, 21, of King Charles Avenue, Ramsgate, was stopped by police while allegedly riding the machine in Fort Hill, Margate, on Monday night.

Police are warning users of privately-owned e-scooters to be aware of the law
Police are warning users of privately-owned e-scooters to be aware of the law

He has also been charged with riding an e scooter while unfit to drive through drink, using an e scooter without insurance and being drunk and disorderly.

Mr Daly has been bailed to appear at Margate Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, July 13.

Police drink and drug driver liaison officer for East Kent, Dave Sansum said: "I would like to remind people about their responsibilities when driving vehicles and encourage everyone to play their part in keeping our roads safe.

"Officers in Kent are equipped with preliminary testing devices to test drivers for the presence of alcohol, cocaine and cannabis and can also conduct testing for impairment through alcohol or other intoxicants.

"If anyone has any concerns about nuisance or bad driving in their community, report it via our website www.kent.police.uk."

It is illegal to ride an e scooter in a public place, unless the machine is being operated as part of a government-backed scheme.

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