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03/03/2016 09:00:00

A bad week for celebrity drivers

First of all; we heard a few days ago that Steve Coogan, the comedian and actor (aka Alan Partidge, A-Ha and Paul Calf) has received a driving ban following an incident where he was caught doing over 5 miles per hour in a 30 zone. He was clocked driving his sports car (a Mazda MX-5 SE) on the A259 in Brighton last year. His case has finally come to court, which is more than he did. He received a driving disqualification of 28 days after pleading guilty, although he did not attend the court in person. Along with the ban came a fine, victim surcharge and costs that totalled over £800.


Mr Coogan is reported to have a net worth of $12 million (about £8.6 million) so that level of financial penalty shouldn’t trouble him too much, and I’m sure he can afford to employ a driver for his short period of disqualification.


Next in line is the lovely Rula Lenska, who is a well-preserved 68 and a grandmother, but she still looks as glamorous as when did when she starred in Rock Follies in the 1970s. Apparently, her Mini hit a parked vehicle in London, and flipped over on to its side. She was breath tested at the scene and charged with drink driving. Her young grandson (aged 3) was in the car with her, strapped into a car seat in the back and was thankfully unhurt.

15 people tried to help to rescue the pair, and reportedly had difficulty extracting Ms Lenska and the boy because the Mini was locked and the windows were all closed. Ms Lenska was reported to be ‘very shaky’ and took some time to calm down after the incident.


Married to Dennis Waterman (Minder) for a number of years, Ms Lenska was a Big Brother celebrity in 2006 and made the headlines by feeding George Galloway with milk while he imitated a cat. Nice!


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