Disqualified driver busted drink driving on stolen scooter

A man who has been disqualified from driving until 2024 has been charged after he was allegedly busted drink-driving on a stolen scooter in NSW.

Police were called to Summer Street in Orange around 12.45pm on Saturday, following reports a man was forcing pedestrians to move out of the way.

After a short foot chase, officers managed to stop the man for a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.


“Further inquiries revealed the man was disqualified from driving until July 2024 and that the scooter did not belong to him,” NSW police said.

The man was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station, where he was charged with steal motor vehicle, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, and drive vehicle under influence of alcohol.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Orange Local Court on Monday 31 May.

Police are now searching for the owner of the motorised scooter, which was believed to have been taken from Sir Neville Howse Place earlier in the day.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Central West Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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