Ant McPartlin gets £86000 drink-driving fine

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"Excuse me sorry, just some cars have had a bit of a crash behind us there", Freeman said.

McPartlin was driving his mother Christine in his Mini on a Sunday afternoon in Mortlake, west London, last month when he "lost control" on a sharp bend, Wimbledon magistrates' court heard yesterday.

Today, he has been ordered to pay what is believed to be the biggest ever drink-drive fine in Britain after he was caught more than double the legal limit in a auto crash. I've let myself down, I let a lot of people down.

The ITV presenter said outside court: "Can I say a few words?"

Inside the courtroom, he spoke only to confirm his name, age, address and nationality before pleading guilty to a single charge of drink-driving. Members of the public called the police.

'My family were in considerable shock and believe if I had not taken evasive action we could have died as a result of Mr McPartlin's reckless driving. "And for that I am truly sorry".

The crash happened when the presenter was in the midst of a brief relapse from a period of sobriety which began after he sought treatment for "alcohol and emotional issues".

The court heard McPartlin had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millitres of breath.

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He said: "I just wanted to say that I am truly sorry for what happened".

"I accept full culpability for this and wish to apologise to all those concerned".

She described McPartlin's previous "exemplary character", adding: "I think it will have quite an impact on you to know you're no longer a man of good character".

The District Judge, Barbara Barnes, noted that McPartlin, 42, earned about £130,000 a week and should feel "financial pain" like any other offender.

McPartlin was also told to pay £255 in costs.

Of the accident, the Metropolitan Police said one of the passengers of the cars was a child, The Guardian reported.

McPartlin is now expected to undergo further rehabilitation, while his co-host Declan Donnelly will carry on their joint television commitments.

He is now presenting Britain's Got Talent, although McPartlin made an appearance on the ITV show over the weekend as the show aired its pre-recorded auditions.

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