A man from Tamworth has been sentenced after being found guilty of driving an electric scooter dangerously in Tamworth.
Keaton Day, aged 23 of Abelia, Tamworth, was given a 14-month disqualification from driving, fined £300 and ordered to pay £135 in costs and £34 victim surcharge after being found guilty of driving without due care or attention and other related offences.
Adrian Day, aged 44 of Tyburn Road, Birmingham, who has already been convicted with driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving whilst disqualified and other related offences will be sentenced in November.
Keaton was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on Monday 27 September.
The charges relate to an incident on 12 April 2021 where both men were found to be riding e-scooters dangerously around the streets of Tamworth. Keaton drove into the rear of a moving van at Glascote Road at around 5pm and was then airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. He sustained a fracture to the left side of his face in the collision.
Adrian was seen riding his e-scooter the wrong way around the roundabout where Ankerdrive meets Boldbridge Street. The 44-year-old kept pace with the traffic and came close to hitting another vehicle before arriving at the scene of the collision.
Both men were arrested a week later on 19 April.
Thankfully, the driver of the van was not injured and returned a negative breath test road side following the collision.
Keaton was also convicted with driving a motor vehicle above the alcohol level limit after pleading guilty at a separate hearing on Friday 24 September.
Speaking following the sentencing on 27 September, PC Samuel Small of Staffordshire Police, said: “This case has revealed just how dangerous electric scooters (eScooters) can be.
“I hope it serves as a message to those who either presently own one or are thinking of purchasing one. Privately owned eScooters are illegal for use on roads and public spaces in the UK, you can be prosecuted for using them in such a manor.
“These vehicles are not toys and can cause significant injuries to riders, pedestrians and other road users. Adrian and Keaton Day have shown a complete disregard for safety not only for themselves, but also for others on the roads. The footage revealed as part of this investigation is truly shocking.”
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