TV star Chris Tarrant banned from roads after admitting drink driving

Radio host and TV presenter Chris Tarrant has been given a road ban after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

The 71-year-old was over the limit while behind the wheel of his Mercedes on December 16 in Bucklebury, close to his home in Berkshire.

Tarrant, wearing a navy suit and striped tie, entered a guilty plea to the charge at Reading Magistrates' Court on Thursday morning.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £6,000.

The court heard Tarrant's breathalyser reading was 50 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit being 35 microgrammes.

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