No court action for OAP over 'drunk' scooter river plunge
A major rescue operation was launched after John Nicol fell into the River Dee.
A pensioner accused of drunkenly driving his mobility scooter into a river will not go to court, the Crown Office has said.
A major rescue operation was launched after John Nicol plunged into the River Dee in Aberdeen in March.
The 65-year-old, who was not seriously hurt, was later charged with culpable and reckless conduct.
Prosecutors now say Mr Nicol will not face any further proceedings.
A Crown Office spokesman said: "It is the duty of the Crown to keep cases under review and after full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case the procurator fiscal decided that there should be no further proceedings taken at this time.
"The Crown reserves the right to re-raise proceedings in future."