Ton-up Ant gets speeding ban

Chiswick resident Ant McPartlin today received a 30 day driving ban and was fined £350 after been caught travelling at 127mph in his Audi TT. The speed limit on the road in Co Durham was 70mph. The incident occured on 27th July this year when Ant was visiting his family.

A Durham Police spokesman said: "Even though it was a summer's evening, driving at 127mph is folly."

He pleaded guilty at a court hearing in Chester-le-Street. He now will have to be chaffeured by his friend and co-presenter who is his next door neighbour but one.

He told The Sun: "I was travelling pretty quick. It was silly and I have learnt my lesson. It was a one-off and I have no complaints with the ban.

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November 1, 2002