Noel Gallagher has been handed a fine in the form of a six month ban from driving. The ban was issued in reference to his unavailability to produce a convincing argument around his conviction in two impending cases.
According to The Daily Mail, The 56-year-old who doesn’t know how to drive failed to identify the chauffeur of his £120,000 Range Rover Autobiography when it was caught speeding twice earlier this year. The former Oasis and now High Flying Birds frontman told Radio 2’s Zoe Ball earlier in the year that a ’90s driving lesson saw him get mobbed by fans.
I’m in a red Nissan Micra with a massive great big triangle on the top of it with an L, with all these kids coming out.
‘This is at the height of Oasis mania. I was like, “never, never again am I getting in a car”.
Abigail Akano, prosecuting, told Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court that on 30th November, 2022 at 1:42 pm the speed recorded of his vehicle was 35 mph in a 30 mph zone. The second instance was recorded at 2:52 pm on January 2, 2023 when a speed of 41 mph was recorded in a 30 mph zone.
A notice of intended prosecution was sent to the registered keeper’s address on January 5, 2023. A second reminder was sent and on February 9, a form was sent to the registered keeper’s address. Failing to comply with the laws, and the additional timeframe of seven days over the original 28 days on two separate occasions the court found Gallagher guilty and issued him a ban.
Gallagher said he understood of the ban, and also said that he never received any notification from his team that handles the formal communication sent to his mailing address. It led to a situation where he didn’t receive a communication and therefore he couldn’t respond in time.
I did not personally receive the notice or the reminder and neither were brought to my attention by my staff. I have a team who assist me with my business and personal matters, which includes correspondence to my home address.
I acknowledge my responsibility to safeguard against important correspondence not being replied to.
Once my management team notified me of receipt of this letter, I identified my willingness to comply.
I am content with the court to proceed in my absence. Please note, I am currently working abroad.
The Magistrate Diane Chitty ruled against Gallagher and gave an order that fined Noel a total of 1986 pounds for the complete set of offences till date.
There will be 18 points on the licence, the two offences are six points each and historically there are six points.
That means with a total minimum of 12 points, Mr Gallagher will be banned from driving for six months.
He did write to say he was aware of that ban.
The six-month ban will run from today. Mr Gallagher must not drive during that period.
Alan Neeson pleaded guilty to the October overspeeding incident, for which an initial charge sheet was never received and the final reminder was not received until mid-January because of the postal strike before Christmas. Noel was handed a £742 fine and six penalty points for the offence.
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