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Man 'drunk in charge of Motability scooter'

By Alan Erwin

Published 02/07/2015

Bobby Moffett (43), was shot dead at point blank range in front of shoppers and children on Belfast's Shankill Road in May 2010.
Bobby Moffett (43), was shot dead at point blank range in front of shoppers and children on Belfast's Shankill Road in May 2010.

A man has appeared in court accused of being drunk in charge of a Motability scooter.

Malcolm McCormick is alleged to have committed the offence in Belfast city centre last month.

The 43-year-old, of Princetown Road in Bangor, spoke only to confirm he understood the alleged offence. He is charged with being unfit through drink or drugs when in charge of a mechanically propelled vehicle on June 4.

Defence solicitor Norman Shannon told Belfast Magistrates Court: "This was a Motability scooter."

District Judge Peter King was told McCormick was driving in the area of St Anne's Cathedral.

He agreed to adjourn the case to allow further clarification on the charge against the accused.

McCormick was told to return to court on July 15.

Motability is a scheme that allows disabled people to exchange their mobility allowance for a new car, mobility scooter or electric wheelchair.

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