Will Young banned after Borders car crash

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Singer Will Young has been banned from the road after admitting careless driving in the Borders.

The 39-year-old musician and actor collided with a parked car in a lay-by near Earlston in January.

He appeared in the dock at Jedburgh Sheriff Court where he was fined £600 and given five penalty points.

As he previously had 11 penalty points on his licence, he was disqualified from driving under the totting-up procedure and banned for six months.

Charged under his full name William Robert Young, he pleaded guilty to the charge by a letter earlier this year.

He admitted admitted entering a lay-by in error having misread the road layout, at excessive speed for the conditions and colliding with a parked vehicle.

He narrowly missed hitting the owner of the parked vehicle and both vehicles were damaged.

His lawyer Stuart Munro said the ban would have “practical implications” when he returns to his Cornwall home at the end of July, following his run in a London theatre production of Strictly Ballroom.

Sheriff Euan Edment said: “I understand it was a momentary lapse of judgement.”