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Mobility Scooter Driving Pensioner Denied Maccies Then Arrested By Cops For Being Pissed

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Mobility Scooter Driving Pensioner Denied Maccies Then Arrested By Cops For Being Pissed

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A Skegness pensioner who turned up at a McDonald's drive through and refused to move until he was served has found himself arrested under a Victorian drink driving law.

Michael Green, 62, arrived at the fast food chain on his mobility scooter but was refused by staff as the drive through is only intended for 'road worthy' vehicles.

The lad caused hour-long delays for takeaway meals as he refused to budge in protest.

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However, after police showed up he was breathalysed, after which he was arrested. He was charged with being drunk in charge of a carriage under the 1872 Licensing Act.

Security guard Jack Solomon, 25, took a series of pictures of the bizarre scene at the restaurant on Grand Parade in Skegness, Lincolnshire. He said: "I was working opposite the restaurant and saw a load of police so went over to see what was happening.

"I was shocked to see an officer talking to a fella on a mobility scooter. Another one of them breathalysed him before taking him off the scooter and putting him in the police car and taking him away.

"He didn't seem too bothered and didn't struggle. I went back a few hours later and the scooter was still there in the drive-thru. It was bizarre to say the least."

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A spokesman for McDonald's said: "Following advice taken from independent parties and company safety risk assessments, it is our policy that only road worthy motor vehicles should be served in our drive-thru lanes.

"This takes into account a number of considerations including space available in the lanes and the heights of ordering points and service hatches.

I still don't really get why he couldn't just go inside. I guess fair play to him for sticking to his guns though.

Words by James Dawson

Topics: Pensioner, mcdonalds, arrested, maccies

James Dawson
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