A Ballina man has been arrested for stealing a sign from a shopping centre while drink-driving on a mobility scooter.
Police will allege that at 7.52pm on Monday a 58-year-old Ballina man attended Ballina Fair on his mobility scooter.
He allegedly climbed off the scooter and stole a large ‘no smoking’ sign.
Police say he drove off with the sign which he later discarded.
They located the man soon after, still driving his scooter.
He arrested and taken to Ballina police station where his breath analysis placed him in the mid range.
He was charged with destroying property, larceny and mid range PCA.
He will appear in Ballina Local Court later this month.
These people have often just lost their car driving licences for drunken behaviour. There should be tougher controls on who’s allowed to drive one.