Ant McPartlin Fined and Banned From Driving After Crash


Speaking outside Court, he told the assembled media and press pack that "I let myself down, I let a lot of people down". Members of the public called the police.

The fine is believed to be the highest imposed by a United Kingdom court for drink-driving.

Speaking to the studio she said: "They did say that he had had a very hard year and as was said by his lawyers he had already".

TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court after admitting driving while more than twice the legal alcohol limit.

The court heard that the driver of the other Mini said afterwards he thought he and his family were going to die in the collision. We were hit with considerable force casing us to move around in the vehicle.

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"I accept full culpability for this and wish to apologise to all those concerned". He knows it is right that he's here and he hopes that which has led him here will eventually help him.

District Judge Barbara Barnes described McPartlin as a "well-known and successful entertainer", taking his weekly income of about £130,000 into consideration when calculating the fine.

She added: "At the time when it happened you were struggling with various personal problems and also alcohol issues for some months".

"This incident happened, sadly, when it seems you suffered a brief relapse". He said he let himself "and so many others down".

He also said he was "thankful no-one was hurt" in the three-car collision in Richmond, London, on the 18th of March.

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Of the accident, the Metropolitan Police said one of the passengers of the cars was a child, The Guardian reported.

He is now presenting Britain's Got Talent, although McPartlin made an appearance on the ITV show over the weekend as the show aired its pre-recorded auditions.

McPartlin stepped aside from his TV commitments after the crash, including hosting ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway, leaving his TV partner of 30 years, Declan Donnelly, 42, to present it without him.

But ITV confirmed Donnelly will be hosting the live shows without his TV partner of nearly 30 years.

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