Banned from driving for scooter joyriding while drunkUSUALLY a vehicle for humble bingo-loving pensioners, it seems the shopmobility scooter has become the chavmobile of choice for unruly teenagers.

South Yorkshire youngster Brett Mellor, 18, has been banned from driving for a year after being caught joyriding one of the scooters in Wombwell while drunk. He was also given 40 hours’ community service by Barnsley magistrates.

“It seemed a good idea at the time,” said Brett, presumably while still drunk.