The Stone Roses’ Ian Brown escapes driving ban

But the singer is fined £650 for speeding over 105mph in his Lexus

The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has escaped a driving ban after he was clocked speeding at 105mph.

The singer appeared before Chester magistrates this morning (October 24) where he was fined £650 and received six penalty points for speeding in his Lexus on the M6 in April earlier this year.

Brown was also ordered to pay £300 prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge, reports The Belfast Telegraph.

He thanked magistrates after his lawyer Nick Freeman argued that a driving ban would have caused him “insurmountable” difficulties seeing his 11-year-old son who lives in London with his mother and in attending rehearsal sessions with The Stone Roses.

Last week his band announced their return after 15 years lining up three dates next summer at Heaton Park. Tickets for the gigs sold out in just over an hour and appeared online within minutes of going on sale at massively inflated prices.

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