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Steve Coogan given 28-day driving ban after speeding

Steve Coogan has been banned from driving for 28 days after he was caught speeding.
The 50-year-old British comedian was found to be travelling at 54 miles (87 kilometres) per hour in a 30 miles (48 kilometres) per hour zone in his Mazda MX-5 in the English seaside town of Brighton last October (15).
He did not appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court but admitted the offence through his lawyer, Britain’s The Sun newspaper reports.
Coogan was handed a 28-day driving ban and was fined $936 (£670), with $118 (£85) in costs.
Following the verdict, road safety organisation Brake blasted the Philomena actor for his actions.
“Steve Coogan may be a big comedian, but this kind of behaviour isn’t funny,” a spokesperson told The Sun. “He’s not only putting himself and other road users in danger, but is sending a terrible message to all the fans who look up to him.”
This is not the first time that Coogan, thought to be worth around $9.7 million (£7 million), has been accused of speeding.
He was previously on trial in July, 2012 when he was accused of breaking the speed limit in his Range Rover in Hove, Sussex, but Coogan was cleared of the allegations.
Coogan is a self-confessed car enthusiast and formerly owned a Ferrari sports car. He also appeared on Top Gear’s Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment three times, with his lap times ranking him in 37th position in a Chevrolet Lacetti in hot driving conditions, and 45th in a Suzuki Liana in wet conditions.

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