A TEENAGER who took a golf buggy and headed with a friend to a McDonald’s has been banned from the road for drink-driving.
Jamie Elliot, 18, was over the limit when he drove the buggy from the golf course to a drive-through more than a mile away in Catterick, North Yorkshire.
Shortly after he was arrested in the early hours of May 29 police posted a picture of the buggy, captioned ‘the most unusual job of the night’. When Elliot was breathalysed, he gave a reading of 47, the limit is 35.
The teenager, who admitted drink-driving, was handed a 12-month ban yesterday and ordered to pay £235 in fines and costs. He was also cautioned for taking the buggy without consent.
Nick Woodhouse, defending, said Elliot, of Richmond, had shown ‘genuine remorse’. He asked for a fine rather than a ban ‘given that he was driving a vehicle that is not capable of any high speed, with no traffic on the roads’.
But imposing the ban, Northallerton magistrate Julia Svennevig said it meant Elliot could not ‘drive any motor vehicle on public roads’ for a year.