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Two builders drove cherry picker and were arrested for drink driving

Two builders drove cherry picker and were arrested for drink driving

8 January 2016 Email this article

Two builders drove cherry picker and were arrested for drink driving

Two builders who went for a joyride on a cherry picker after their Christmas party have been banned from driving, they drove the vehicle through Cambridge city centre after drinking several pints and downing some shots.

After police caught up with them they lifted themselves up to a second floor walk way before running off.

Prosecutor Paul Brown said: ‘One of the officers stayed with the cherry picker because the engine was still running. The pair ran from the police and attempted to get a taxi but the driver refused to take them. They were found and arrested.’

The pair admitted doing it for a laugh, but now they’re full of regret and told magistrates: ‘It was a moment of stupid madness through drink.’

A probation officer told the court: ‘They both say it was the most stupid thing they have ever done. They understand the impact this could have had on the bystanders around them. They can’t explain why they took it, except that it would be a laugh.’

They pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and driving while over the limit. The pair were both handed 12 month community orders and 120 hours of community service.

They were also both disqualified from driving for 22 months and ordered to pay £145 in court charges.