Doherty banned from driving

ROCK star Pete Doherty was today fined �500 and given a 12-month driving ban at Lowestoft Magistrates' Court for allowing the use of a car without insurance.

ROCK star Pete Doherty was today fined �500 and given a 12-month driving ban at Lowestoft Magistrates' Court for allowing the use of a car without insurance.

Doherty, who turns 31 tomorrow, did not attend court and was represented by his solicitor, who entered a guilty plea on his behalf.

The former Libertines singer and Babyshambles front man was fined �500 for the offence and �100 court costs. His licence was endorsed and he was disqualified from driving for one year.

The charge relates to a collision in Hadleigh, Suffolk last September in which a man was left fighting for his life after being knocked down by Doherty's manager, Andrew Boyd.

Boyd admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident and driving without a licence or insurance.

He was disqualified for three years and jailed for one year at Ipswich Crown Court in February.

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