Blue pop star Lee Ryan is banned from driving for six months after being caught accelerating twice in three months
- The 37-year-old singer admitted driving a Mercedes at 85 mph on the M1 motorway last year
- He was then caught in a 50 mile zone in the same car at 58 mph in August
- In this case, he did not answer the police about who was driving the vehicle
Blue star Lee Ryan is banned from driving for six months after being caught accelerating twice in three months.
The 37-year-old All Rise singer admitted on May 19 last year that he drove 85 mph in a Mercedes on the M1 motorway near Sheffield.
He was then caught in the same car while driving through Eltham in south east London on August 14 in a 50 mile zone and failed to reply to police about who was driving the vehicle.
Ryan, who has appeared on television shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and Strictly Come Dancing, was absent at the Saturday afternoon hearing that he was absent from.
Pop star Lee Ryan (left) from Blue (band pictured on the right) has been banned from driving for half a year after he was caught accelerating twice within three months
Ryan, who has appeared on television shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and Strictly Come Dancing, was absent at the Saturday afternoon hearing that he was absent from
The Wimbledon Magistrates' Court heard the singer didn't know it was going to take place until it was reported in the press on Friday.
An email from Ryan's manager to court officials said he would plead guilty to all three charges, having previously admitted an attorney to the Sheffield crime last year.
"Mr. Ryan is aware that he is facing a driving ban," it said in the email. The singer is currently unemployed due to the coronavirus crisis and only booked in May 2021.
Ryan, of Twickenham, west London, who had nine points on his driver's license, was banned from driving for six months, fined £ 120 and paid a cost of £ 142 – a total of £ 262.
The chairman of the bank, Richard Standen, told the court: "He has been credited with the guilty plea."
Ryan was banned from the streets for two years in 2014 after being seen wild with his friend's Audi A3 in the wee hours of the morning.
The singer was arrested for drink-driving when he refused to be breathed by police officers after the incident in Ealing, west London, and launched a bad-mouthed tirade against them before urinating all over his cell.
Ryan admitted not providing a copy and inflicting £ 120 criminal damage to his jail cell and was fined £ 3,325.
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