Corrie Star Barbara Knox has today been banned from driving for one year after she pleaded guilty to drink-driving.
The 81-year-old actress who plays Rita Tanner was charged after she drove to a police station drunk on March 10th last year
Knox’s daughter Maxine Ashcroft, 56 was driving a jaguar in which Knox was a passenger. Police stopped the car after a member of public raised the alarm. Ashcroft was arrested and found to be three times the legal limit after she gave a breathalyser reading at Middlewich Police Station.
Knox later arrived at the police station and was herself arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
Officers noticed she appeared to be drunk and suspected her of also Drink Driving, a sample of blood was taken after she gave an alcohol reading of 85 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood, with the legal limit being 80.
Knox had denied the offence and was due to go on trial next month has now changed her plea to guilty.
Ashcroft who lives in Lechlade, Gloucestershire pleaded guilty to drink driving and was banned from driving for two years.
Knox was today fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £1,750 costs and £120 victim surcharge.