The former pop hero admits driving over the limit following New Year celebrations...

Former 80s pop hero SHAKIN’ STEVENS has been banned from driving for two years after admitting driving while over the limit following New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Charged under his real name Michael Barratt at Coleford Magistrates Court today (January 16), the 53-year-old was also fined £400 and ordered to pay £30 costs.

‘Shaky’, who scored 38 Top 20 hits during his 80s heyday, including four Number Ones, had decided to drive from a friend’s home in Clearwell, Gloucestershire during the early hours of New Year’s Day when a pre-booked taxi didn’t show. He was stopped by police at around 2.45am when they noticed he was driving erratically.


He was breathalysed at the roadside but failed to provide enough breath for a sample. When tested again at the local police station he was found to be two and half times over the limit.

An order was also made to withhold Shaky’s address after his solicitor told the court that he had received “unwanted mail” since news of his arrest first broke.