Rapper, Professor Green, has been banned from driving after admitting a charge of drink-driving.
Appearing at Bromley Magistrates’ Court today, he was also fined £525.
The court heard that Green got into his vehicle on 3 November last year after his Rolex watch was stolen and he feared his wife, former Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh, was being chased by the thief.
Police were called to Tyrwhitt Road, Lewisham, where they found a Mercedes car and a van had crashed.
His defending lawyer told the court the rapper was robbed on the doorstep of his home and got into his car after hearing his wife scream before she fled.
When arrested by police he was found to have driven with 52 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Green agreed to take a drink-driver rehabilitation course so that his 12-month disqualification might be cut to nine months.
The maximum penalty for drink driving is a fine of up to £5,000 or up to 6 months imprisonment. In most cases there is also a minimum driving ban of 12 months.
In some circumstances, it may be possible to argue “special reasons” to avoid a ban altogether. For example, if you were driving in an emergency or the distance was very short.
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