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Fiennes escapes speeding fine over name mix-up

The explorer was allegedly caught by a speed camera travelling at 50 miles per hour (81 kilometres per hour) on a 40 miles per hour (64 kilometres per hour) road in Cheshire, England.

But the case has now been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service after officials sent a letter bearing the name of Schindler’s List star Ralph to the wrong address.

When Fiennes failed to react to the notice, another notification was sent to him but the letter was misspelled – it was written to Ranulph Feinnes.

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And after hiring top lawyer Nick Freeman, Fiennes has escaped any further action.

But he still faces repercussions from another car incident – he has been charged with driving without due care and attention in relation to a car crash in England in March (10).

The driver of the other car involved in the smash was treated for collapsed lungs, broken ribs and a broken leg, while a five-year-old boy also suffered minor head injuries.

On Monday (28Jun10) Fiennes was officially charged over the incident. He is scheduled to appear in court in Stockport, England later this year (10).

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