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Man charged with mobility scooter drink driving at Skegness McDonald’s drive-thru

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Hungry drivers faced drive-thru mayhem at the Skegness McDonald’s when an allegedly drunk man on a mobility scooter was arrested.

Michael Ernest Green, 62, will appear in court facing charges of being drunk in charge of a carriage after police were called to the takeaway restaurant on Grand Parade at around 3.30pm on Monday, August 1.

Jack Solomon posted his amazement at the scene on Facebook.

Jack Solomon posted his amazement at the scene on Facebook.

People at the scene reported that a man on a mobility scooter was refusing to move from the McDonald’s drive thru window when staff wouldn’t serve him.

Photo: Emma Aque

Photo: Emma Aque

The scene attracted crowds of people and left other drivers reportedly facing a drive-thru delay of around an hour.

Photo: Donna Marshall

Photo: Donna Marshall

Photo: Jack Solomon

Photo: Jack Solomon

He was reportedly breathalysed when officers arrived and was arrested and charged by police.

He will appear before Skegness Magistrates’ Court on August 30.

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Same scooter, but different service: (L) Man being served at a McDonald's drive-thru on a scooter in 2015 in Wiltshire. Photo: Jonathon Owens. (R) Man using a McDonald's drive-thru on a mobility scooter in 2016 in Skegness but has been denied service and arrested. Photo: Emma Aque

Same scooter, but different service: (L) Man being served at a McDonald’s drive-thru on a scooter in 2015 in Wiltshire. Photo: Jonathon Owens. (R) Man using a McDonald’s drive-thru on a mobility scooter in 2016 in Skegness but has been denied service and arrested. Photo: Emma Aque