Richmond teenager banned from driving after drunken golf buggy stunt

Photo: North Yorkshire Police.

A Richmond teenager who got behind the wheel of a golf buggy and attempted to go into Catterick Garrison McDonald’s drive-though has been banned from driving for a year.

Jamie Elliot was over the limit when he drove the buggy to the restaurant with a passenger on board in the early hours of May 29.

Northallreton Magistrates’ Court heard today how the 18-year-old had been out drinking when he took the golf buggy from Catterick Golf Club.

He then attempted to take it into the drive-through.

North Yorkshire Police posted a picture of the buggy and described it as the “most unusual job of the night”.

Elliot, of Richmond, admitted to one count of driving while unfit through drink.

He was handed a 12-month driving ban and ordered to pay £235 in fines and court costs.

He was told that if he completed a rehabilitation course by the end of January next year, the length of the ban would be reduced.

Nick Woodhouse, defending, said his client was remorseful.

He told the court that a prolonged disqualification would potentially hamper his attempts to undertake a mechanical engineering apprenticeship.


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