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Car Ban for Big Bungler Goody

Jul 4, 2007

BIG Brother star Jade Goody got a six-month driving ban yesterday after admitting a string of motoring offences.

The 26-year-old admitted being at the wheel of her BMW last November when she didn't have a full licence.

And she had no insurance on the car when she was caught on the M1 at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.

Goody also admitted driving against licencing rules and without insurance on March 27 in Brentwood, Essex.

Philip Kelly, defending, told Basildon magistrates she had made a "genuine mistake".

He said Goody had passed her test three years ago but never sent off for a full licence.

And she had cancelled her car insurance, believing the policy related to her home insurance.

He told the court a driving ban would cause exceptional hardship to Goody, who was at the centre of a race row during this year's Celebrity Big Brother.

Mr Kelly said she could not use public transport. He added: "She has frequently received hate mail."

Mr Kelly said Goody was "totally dependent" on her car for transporting her two children. He said their dad, Jeff Brazier, would not drive them anywhere. Goody's lover Jack Tweed is also serving a road ban.

But magistrates' chairman Richard Albon ordered Goody, of Chipping Ongar, Essex, to pay pounds 1540 in fines and costs and put 14 points on her licence.

(c) 2007 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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