11-02-2005, 08:35 AM #1Former Member
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Wheelchair ban for 'drink-driver'
A disabled man had his electric wheelchair confiscated after being caught more than four times over the drink drive limit.
Sven Mietke, 26, from Loebau in Germany, was fined £1,300 and banned from using his electric wheelchair for three months.
Police stopped Mietke as he was on his way to buy beer from a petrol station in the early hours of the morning.
They said he was going down the road from side-to-side and when breathalysed found he had 228 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
In Germany, the legal limit is 50 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
In court Mietke admitted: "I drink 10 to 12 bottles of beer a day."
He will now have to use a regular wheelchair until the ban is over.