A MOBILITY scooter user has been fined for driving his vehicle while drunk for the second time in a matter of months.

Michael Mairs fell asleep at the wheel while carrying a can of lager during an incident on Academy Way in the town centre in March – also verbally abusing police who attended the scene.

The 53-year-old was fined a total of £175 over the incident at Liverpool Magistrates Court later the same month after admitting being drunk in charge of a carriage.

He was then stopped by officers again for driving his mobility scooter under the influence of alcohol on Monday, April 15 – this time on Winwick Street.

Mairs, of the Room at the Inn, appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court in connection with the latest incident on Tuesday, June 11 – where he admitted another count of being drunk in charge of a carriage, as well as breaching a suspended sentence handed down by the courts in 2017 for assault.

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Magistrates fined him £185 and ordered him to pay court costs of £85, plus a £30 victim surcharge.