November 25, 2011 7:37

The Stone Roses' Ian Brown banned from driving for three months

Singer also told he'll face prison if caught driving while disqualified

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The Stone Roses' frontman Ian Brown has been banned from driving for three months.

The singer was also handed a £900 fine and ordered to pay £1,105 in costs by District Judge David Taylor, says the Guardian, who warned Brown that he could face a prison sentence if he was caught behind the wheel while disqualified.

Brown was clocked speeding at 93mph through 40mph roadworks on the M6 in his Lexus and, although he originally claimed to be innocent and claimed the "camera must be wrong", changed his plea to guilty before the trial.

Taylor, who said his speeding was "off the scale", told Brown:

Speed limits are not imposed on a motorway unless there are very good reasons. Those reasons are almost always health and safety.


His solicitor Nick Freeman, meanwhile, said: "He accepts he should not have been travelling at the speed he was. He accepts the court's sentence with good grace and is now looking forward with enthusiasm to the next stage of his career."

As was previously reported, Brown appeared before Chester magistrates last month (October 24) for a separate speeding offence. He escaped a ban but was given six points on his license and a £600 fine.

The newly-reformed Stone Roses are thought to be headlining next year's V Festival and will reportedly pocket a £1 million payday for the shows, which will take place in August next year over two sites at Chelmsford and Staffordshire.

They also confirmed earlier this month that they will be headlining three other festivals next year. They will play Benicassim in Spain, which takes place July 12–15, 2012. They will also top the bill at Scotland's T In The Park, which takes place the weekend before, July 6–8 and appear at Fuji Rocks in Japan later that month.

Ian Brown and co will also play three huge homecoming gigs at Heaton Park on June 29, 30 and July 1.



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