Aberdeen OAP spared trial after mobility scooter plunge

RGU Garthdee campus

A pensioner accused of driving a mobility scooter while under the influence of alcohol and falling into the River Dee will face no further court action.

On March 27, emergency crews were called to Robert Gordon University on Aberdeen’s Garthdee Road after reports a man was in distress following a collision.

John Nicol, 65, of Two Miles Cross, Aberdeen, was charged with culpable and reckless conduct and was due to go on trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.

A Crown Office spokesman said it had been decided “there should be no further proceedings taken at this time” but reserved the right to raise proceedings in future.