Comedian Steve Coogan receives driving ban
Comedian Steve Coogan has been banned from driving after being caught driving at almost twice the speed limit.
Worthing Magistrates’ Court heard how Coogan was caught doing 54mph in a 30mph zone in Brighton, East Sussex.
Coogan pleaded guilty in absence to the offence and was disqualified for 28 days. He was also handed a £670 fine and ordered to pay £85 costs.
A spokesman for road safety charity Brake said: ‘Steve Coogan may be a big comedian, but this kind of behaviour isn’t funny.
‘He’s not only putting himself in danger, but is sending a terrible message to all fans who look up to him.’