Pete Doherty banned from driving

The Babyshambles singer gets fined too

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Babyshambles

Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty has been fined £300 and disqualified from driving for two months.

The star was also fined £200 for driving without insurance, £100 for driving without a dricing licence plus £55 costs.

District Judge Jane McIvor warned the singer that he faces jail if he drives without a licence again.

Doherty’s defence counsel Sean Curran said he was eligible for a licence, but had not applied for one after passing his driving test.

He said: “Mr Doherty accepts that he was driving with no licence and insurance. He had left the task of getting an insurance policy in the hands on one of his managers, who hadn’t done so.”

Doherty admitted two charges of driving without insurance or a licence at Thames Magistrates Court in London.

Two other driving related charges were dropped.

He was arrested in November 2006 by officers who spotted him driving his Jaguar erratically near his east London home, reports the BBC.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Taylor Swift to donate 'Welcome to New York' proceeds to the city's public schools
Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams arrested for robbery
Public Enemy announce deluxe reissues of two classic albums
Damien Rice releases new song 'The Greatest Bastard' – listen
Deerhoof reveal destructive new 'Mirror Monster' video – watch
Parquet Courts reveal first collaboration with PC Worship – hear 'Fell Into The Wrong...
Wiley to release new album 'Snakes & Ladders' on Monday
Dave Sitek: 'Liam Gallagher should get back in the studio with me' – watch
Slipknot's Corey Taylor dismisses Gene Simmons' 'rock is finally dead' comments
Paolo Nutini cancels London and Cardiff gigs through illness
Unreleased Burial track 'Lambeth' to feature on new Hyperdub compilation
Calvin Harris to host new album listening parties in black cabs
Foo Fighters preview new track 'Congregation' – listen
Young Fathers on the Mercury Prize: 'We believed we were going to win'
Faris Badwan showcases new label Raft Records with Puffer at Jack Rocks The Macbeth
Michael Eavis rules out possibility of Queen or Fleetwood Mac headlining Glastonbury in 2015
Nas references Prince Charles plus 'tea, biscuits and crumpets' in new track
Pitbull recruits Paul McCartney and Michelle Obama for new TV show
Eminem reveals tracklist for 'Shady XV' compilation album
Jack White discusses jazz and blues records of Paramount Records at Yale University - watch
Phil Collins calls Adele a 'slippery little fish' after being dropped from her new album
Ant & Dec to host Brit Awards for first time in 14 years in 2015

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM