Accused man set to make 'legal history' with hoverboard charge

Accused man set to make 'legal history' with hoverboard charge

A man accused of stealing a crate of Lucozade while riding a "'hoverboard" may make British legal history after being charged with offences including driving the gadget on a pavement.

Omaree Lindsay, 19, from Croydon, Surrey, is thought to face one of the first prosecutions under new laws that ban the use of the motorised devices on roads & pavements, after he was allegedly filmed riding into a Co-op & out again carrying a crate of Lucozade.

He will appear on bail at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 30 December, charged with theft, failure to comply with a court order & driving a self-balancing scooter on a pavement.

Laws banning self-balancing scooters, including hoverboards & single-wheeled ''monopods" were introduced in October, although the gizmos are expected to still be best-sellers this Christmas.

Police had appealed to the public to assist trace a man filmed riding a hoverboard with blue flashing lights into a Co-op store in Mitcham, south London.

The figure could be seen on CCTV riding into the shop at 21.43pm on Sunday, September 6, before reappearing a few moments after holding a crate of bottles in his arms.

After performing a neat three-point turn the figure disappeared away from the shop.

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