A DRUNK man was arrested for drink driving an electric motorbike after parking next to a marked police car, a court heard. 

Liam Smith, of Moat Crescent, Malvern, made the trip in the early hours of the morning as he wanted food from McDonald's after a night of drinking. 

Fatima Yasmin, prosecuting, said police were called to McDonald's in Three Counties Retail Park on January 14 this year at around 4am in the morning to an unrelated incident. 

The prosecutor said while there police observed Smith driving the three wheel bike towards them at high speed. 

Malvern Gazette: COURT: Liam Smith walking out of Worcester Magistrates CourtCOURT: Liam Smith walking out of Worcester Magistrates Court (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)

"A female passenger was on the back," Miss Yasmin said. 

"Neither were wearing a helmet.

"It came to a sudden stop."

Miss Yasmin said when Smith got off the bike he was unsteady on his feet, so police followed him into the fast food restaurant. 

Police could smell intoxicants on the 20-year-old's breath so he was arrested for drink driving. 

The evidential sample Smith gave at the police station was 93mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, above the drink-drive limit of 35mcg.

Malvern Gazette: FAST FOOD: Smith went drink driving on a trip to McDonald's, MalvernFAST FOOD: Smith went drink driving on a trip to McDonald's, Malvern (Image: Google)

Sam Lamsdale, defending, explained it wasn't an e-scooter often driven by people of his age, but his step-mother's mobility aid bike he had permission to drive. 

Mrs Lamsdale said the vehicle had no number plates but if it had Smith would have realised driving it on roads after drinking alcohol would mean he was committing an offence. 

"If he had realised it was a criminal offence he wouldn't have parked next to a marked police vehicle," she said. 

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The court heard Smith was currently unemployed having lost his last job but was in the process of applying to join the army. 

"This is a young man who has never been in trouble before," Mrs Lamsdale added as she stressed he had no previous convictions. 

Chris Mitchell, chairman of the magistrates bench, told Smith he was receiving a 23-month ban from driving.

Malvern Gazette: MAGISTRATE: Chris Mitchell, chairman of the magistrates benchMAGISTRATE: Chris Mitchell, chairman of the magistrates bench

Smith was offered the chance to take a drink drive awareness course which, if he successfully completes, will reduce the ban length. 

Smith was fined £198 and ordered to pay costs of £135 and victim surcharge of £79. 

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It was agreed the total, £412, could be attached to his benefits. 

The chairman added that he was an army veteran, and another member of the magistrates bench was the mother of soldier, and they wanted to wish Smith well in his future career. 

But Mr Mitchell added: "If you are going to join the army you need to think about your actions."