Wednesday 26 October 2016

Hendry's 17-month drink driving ban


Former Scotland football captain Colin Hendry has been banned from the road for 17 months after he dropped his fight against a drink-driving charge.

Lawyers for Hendry (49) had called for a "special reasons" hearing today after arguing that the amount of alcohol he consumed did not tally with the excess alcohol reading recorded by police. But the case went straight to sentencing after Blackpool Magistrates Court heard that tests showed he was definitely over the legal limit.

Magistrates also fined him £110 (€154) with £200 (€280)prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £20 (€28).

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