Electric scooter rider Mansfield has ‘a lifelong addiction to all kinds of drugs’

Simon Pleskauskas was arrested on Rosemary Street at 2:20 a.m. on May 17 and admitted to having an expired driver’s license and no insurance, Mansfield Magistrates Court heard.

Emma Gilberthorpe, prosecuting, said when Pleskauskas’ home was searched, small amounts of heroin and crack cocaine were found.

Pleskauskas told officers the crack belonged to him and he had used it twice a week for years.

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Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.

He said he had been using heroin, twice a day, for 20 years.

The court heard he had 23 previous convictions for 41 offenses and last appeared in February 2020, when he was fined for possession of a Class B drug.

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Pleskauskas, 44, of John Woodhead Court, Mansfield, admitted two counts of possession of Class A drugs and two driving offences.

Mitigating Donna Pursglove said Plesakauskas had “a lifelong addiction to all kinds of drugs” including alcohol, mamba, heroin and crack.

She said: “The drugs weren’t on him when he was arrested and he immediately said ‘they’re mine’.”

He was recently treated in hospital for sepsis, as a result of his addictions, but no longer uses mamba or alcohol.

Ms Pursglove said: ‘He didn’t know he needed a license or insurance to ride the scooter. This is a common misconception.

Pleskauskas was fined £120 and surcharged £34.

Earnest L. Veasey