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Will Young given driving ban

By | Published on Wednesday 30 May 2018

Will Young

Will Young has been banned from driving after being found guilty of driving without due care. The conviction relates to an incident earlier this year, in which the musician crashed into a parked car in a layby.

The court heard that Young had mistaken a bollard for the central reservation while driving in poor conditions near Earlston in Scotland in January. As he swerved into the layby, the owner of the parked car had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.

“I understand it’s been a momentary lapse in concentration”, says Sheriff J Euan Edment, overseeing the case at Jedburgh Sheriff Court. “To your credit you pled guilty from the outset. You took the man into your car [and] dealt with [the situation] in a very honourable and responsible manner”.

Young was given five points on his driving licence, in addition to eleven he already had. More then twelve points on a licence results in automatic disqualification. He was banned from driving for six months. He was also fined £600.