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Man sentenced for illegally riding an E-scooter in Marlow

| May 24, 2021

A man has been sentenced for illegally riding an E-scooter in Marlow.

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for illegally riding an E-Scooter in Marlow.

On 12th May 2021, at High Wycombe Magistrates Court, a 20 year old man of Seymour Park Road, Marlow, pleaded guilty to one count each of:

  • Obstructing / resisting a contable in execution of duty.
  • Using a motor vehicle on a road / public place without third party insurance.
  • Using threatening / abusive words / behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

The 20 year old man’s driving licence was endorsed with 6 points and he was fined.

The sentence relates to an incident that occurred on Monday 22nd February 2021 when the 20 year old man was seen to be riding an E-scooter in Pound Lane, Marlow.

Police officers stopped the 20 year old man and explained the legislation around e-scooter use and the 20 year old man was informed that he would be sent a warning letter. The 20 year old man was also told to push his E-scooter rather than ride it, however he the rode off.

Police officers stopped him and seized the E-scooter after which the 20 year old man became verbally aggressive and threatening towards the officer and he refused to surrender the e-scooter.

The 20 year old man was charged on Monday 12th April 2021.

Sergeant Robin Hughes, of Marlow Neighbourhood Team, said: ‘Private e-scooters should only be used on private land with the landowners permission.

If e-scooter owners ignore warnings and ride their scooters without insurance and a full licence then their scooters will be seized and they are likely to receive a fine and penalty points as in this case.

More information can be found about the rules around e-scooters on our website.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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