Coronation Street's Barbara Knox in court today

Messenger Newspapers: Barbara Knox is due in court today. Picture courtesy of Press Association. Barbara Knox is due in court today. Picture courtesy of Press Association.

CORONATION Street actress Barbara Knox will make her first appearance in court today accused of drink driving.

Knox - who plays the role of Rita Tanner in the ITV soap - was charged following an incident in Knutsford on March 10.

The 80-year-old was said to have been a passenger in a Jaguar vehicle driven by her daughter, Maxine Ashcroft, 56.

The car was stopped by police after a member of the public reported they thought the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Ashcroft was found to be nearly three times over the legal limit when she gave a breathalyser reading at Middlewich police station.

The veteran actress later arrived at the station and was arrested herself on suspicion of drink driving. She was bailed pending further inquiries until she too was charged on April 4.

Ashcroft, from Lechlade, Gloucestershire, was banned from driving for two years in a hearing at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court earlier this month.

Knox, from Knutsford, is due to attend the same court.

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2:54pm Fri 25 Apr 14

MrBenggo says...

It seems to be the trend for the cast of Coronation Street to drink and drive,first there was the actor who played Mike Baldwin a few years back,then Sue Cleaver who works in the taxi office in the soap,then her son in the soap,and now Knox.
Any suggestions who will be next?
It seems to be the trend for the cast of Coronation Street to drink and drive,first there was the actor who played Mike Baldwin a few years back,then Sue Cleaver who works in the taxi office in the soap,then her son in the soap,and now Knox. Any suggestions who will be next? MrBenggo
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11:30pm Sun 27 Apr 14

MouseHouse says...

Too much money in the pocket, too much free time and not enough to do = TROUBLE.
Too much money in the pocket, too much free time and not enough to do = TROUBLE. MouseHouse
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