Alan Partridge saves Steve Coogan from lengthy driving ban

Actor barred for two months after arguing longer ban would mean cancelling new series

Steve Coogan has escaped a lengthy driving ban after successfully arguing that a new series featuring his Alan Partridge character could not be filmed on public transport.

The comedian was clocked driving his Porsche at 36mph in a 30mph zone close to his mansion in East Sussex, earning him a three-point endorsement on his driving licence. Because he already had nine points from previous offences he faced an automatic six-month ban.

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Source: The Guardian
Alan Partridge saves Steve Coogan from lengthy driving ban