Scooter driver holds up traffic in 100 zone on Nicklin Way

AN ELDERLY man doing an estimated 20kmh in a mobilty scooter held up traffic in the 100kmh zone on Nicklin Way yesterday afternoon.

Police were called after several motorists reported almost colliding with the man, who was travelling south towards Caloundra.

Police were called to a similar incident on Friday, when it was said an elderly man was riding his mobility scooter along the same stretch of road.

Meanwhile, a New Zealander has returned a blood alcohol reading more than three times the legal limit.

Maroochydore Magistrates Court was told Jeremy Cullen blew .170% at 9.40am when police pulled over his Holden sedan on Ocean St in Maroochydore late last month.

Mr Cullen told the court he did not feel drunk at the time, but admitted to consuming a significant amount of alcohol the night before.

Mr Cullen said following the loss of his licence he had been forced to move from his Maroochydore home to Gympie to live with his boss.

He was fined $900 and suspended for nine months.



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