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TV presenter fined €99,000 for drink-driving


TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined €99,000 after admitting driving while more than twice the legal alcohol limit.

The star, 42, pleaded guilty to drink-driving after his black Mini collided with two other cars in London on March 18.

He was also banned from driving for 20 months.

Judge Barbara Barnes told McPartlin: ‘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.

‘I think it will have quite an impact on you to know you’re no longer a man of good character.’

Ant was met by a waiting pack of photographers and television cameras when he arrived at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Wearing a black, three-piece suit, white shirt and black tie, he stood in the glass dock in court.

He spoke to confirm his name, date of birth, address and nationality before pleading guilty to a single charge of drink-driving.

The charge stated he had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

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