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Scooter rider has one passenger too many

A scooter rider has been stopped in Adelaide with two female passengers, the incident shocking police patrols after a spate of recent deaths involving motorcyclists.

The 34-year-old man, who only has a learner's permit, also returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.124 when stopped on West Terrace in the city on Sunday.

He was reported for drink driving, issued a six-month loss of licence, had his scooter impounded for 28 days and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Police said the officers who stopped the man were shocked by the man's behaviour and the risks taken by his two passengers considering eight riders have died on SA's roads this year.

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