Babyshambles man tests negative in latest drug report
Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty has tested clean for drugs.
Doherty had been scheduled to appear in court today for sentencing for drug offences, but the hearing has been adjourned until October 26.
Speaking to BBC News, Doherty’s lawyer, Sean Curran, explained that Doherty had taken a drug test as part of his rehab course and had tested negative.
“Pete‘s doing very, very well – extremely well,” he said. “He wants to give himself a chance. The court knows he’s tested negative for drugs throughout his residential programme – that’s six weeks now.
“The judge wants to see how he’s keeping after the aftercare before he goes back for them to assess him.”
It is thought that Doherty will continue his rehab course until he is sentenced on October 26.
District Judge Davinda Latchlar had previously said that she will make her decision about Doherty’s sentencing based on a doctor’s report on his drug rehab. If Doherty continues to be clean it is likely that he will receive a more lenient sentence.
Check back on NME.COM on October 26 for the latest on Doherty’s sentencing.