Justin Lee Collins failed to attend a court hearing on Monday before pleading guilty by post.
The well-known comedian, 38, was caught speeding on a motorway in Gloucestershire in his Mini cooper, resulting in him being hit with a £327 bill for the offence, which happened on September 28 last year.
He pleaded guilty to driving the vehicle at 76mph on the M5 motorway, when subject to a 50mph limit. However, he failed to stand trial at Bath Magistrates’ Court in Somerset, instead he pleaded guilty by post which then led him being ordered to pay out a £266 fine, a £26 victim surcharge and £35 in costs, along with six penalty points.
The court was told that he initially pleaded not guilty to the offence but then changed his plea to guilty. Peter Norris, chairman of magistrates, said: “For this offence we take into account the guilty plea.” The court was also told that Collins was asked to provide a statement of means but did not.
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