Adam Rickitt has been banned from the roads for 17 months for drink-driving.
The former Coronation Street and Hollyoaks star, 42, was caught by traffic officers as he made a 650-yard trip to pick up a takeaway dinner.
Police stopped his car as he collected the food, which was ordered by his presenter wife Kate Fawcette, less than 450 yards away from his workplace – a wine bar called Dexter and Jones which is in Knutsford Cheshire.
The incident took place on August 22 2020.
The Sun reports that traffic officers breathalysed him and results revealed he was more than twice the alcohol limit.
Adam had 80 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The alcohol limit is 35mg.
Adam Rickitt – What did the courts say?
At Stockport magistrates court Adam admitted to drink-driving on the night of the incident.
Adam is banned from driving for 17 months, fined £230 and ordered to pay £119 in costs and surcharges.
Prosecutor Lucy Bridge told the hearing: “A PC and PCSO on uninformed duty become aware of the green Skoda with it’s headlights not illuminated.
“The officer approached the driver and explained he had been driving with no lights on. He was invited to sit in the police vehicle and was asked if he’s consumed any alcohol and he’s responded two single gins.
“He was asked what time his last drink was and he responded ‘two minutes ago.'”
After getting tested for alcohol and waiting the results, Adam then told the traffic officer: “I know I will probably be over the limit and I had a 65 percent rum shot prior to driving.
Adam’s lawyer Victoria Thompson said: “He is deeply ashamed to be appearing before the courts and is not someone who’s whatsoever been in trouble.”
She also added that Adam takes full responsibility for his actions.
Victoria explained Adam is “relying solely on his bar to keep him afloat” after acting work dried up due to the coronavirus pandemic.
She also added he’s “only receiving £1000 a month” in income.
Entertainment Daily has contacted Adam’s rep for comment.
Coronation Street and Hollyoaks
Adam played Nick Tilsey in Coronation Street from 1997 until 2004 before current actor Ben Price.
He also played Kyle Kelly in Hollyoaks from 2017 until earlier this year. His character was killed off in a tragic male suicide storyline.
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