Justin Lee Collins fined for speeding offence
Monday 22 July 2013
Justin Lee Collins has been hit with a £327 bill for speeding on a motorway in his Mini Cooper.
The comedian, 38, pleaded guilty to driving the car at 76mph when subject to a 50mph limit on the M5 motorway at 11.12pm.
Collins, of Shad Thames, Bermondsey, London, was caught speeding between junction 16 Almondsbury and junction 17 Cribbs Causeway.
He was due to stand trial at Bath Magistrates' Court in Somerset today but did not attend as he pleaded guilty by post.
The TV presenter, who had no points on his licence, must pay out £327 for the offence, which happened on September 28 last year.
Peter Norris, chairman of magistrates, said: "For this offence we take into account the guilty plea.
"There will be a £266 fine, a £26 victim surcharge and £35 in costs with six penalty points."
The court was told Collins initially pleaded not guilty to the offence but then changed his plea to guilty.
Collins was asked to provide a statement of means but did not, the court was told.
The comedian who appeared in The Friday Night Project, was convicted of harassing ex-partner Anna Larke at St Albans Crown Court in October last year.
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