Charlotte Crosby banned from driving for three years after second drink-driving offence

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Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby has been banned from driving for three years, after being found guilty of drink-driving for the second time.

Charlotte was caught driving her Range Rover after drinking alcohol during a train journey from London to Newcastle back in January. She was stopped by police and a breath test revealed she had been over double the legal limit.

Charlotte Crosby, London
15 October 2015

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Today, Charlotte appeared at Newcastle's Magistrate's Court to face her second drink-driving charge. The reality star was found guilty and given a three year driving ban.

According to the Mail Online, her lawyer, Nick Freeman, revealed Charlotte had chosen to drive home, after drinking on a train, instead of getting into a cab.

He said Charlotte 'accepts that she is the author of her misfortune' and that she was 'bitterly ashamed' and 'embarrassed' over the offence. He also revealed Charlotte had been hoping to secure a career in TV over in America, but would no longer be able to, as she now cannot get a visa.

Her lawyer added: "She would like to apologise to the court and her family. She would like to apologise to her legions of fans and supporters who she has let down in a huge way."

Chairman of the bench, Keith McIntosh, said: "We take drink-driving offences very seriously in this court, even more so when it's not the first offence."

Reports of Charlotte's drink-driving charge first came to light earlier this month, while she was out in Australia embarking on PA tour and Geordie Shore promo. It follows Charlotte's first drink-driving offence which occurred back in 2012.

Charlotte had admitted to drinking over the legal limit and was faced with an eighteen month driving ban. At the time, she had apologised insisting it was 'stupid and reckless' of her and it 'wouldn't happen again.'

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