Ex-Pool ace in drink drive shame

Barry Bannan leaves Nottingham Magistrates Court

Barry Bannan leaves Nottingham Magistrates Court

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FORMER Blackpool FC midfielder Barry Bannan has been banned from driving for 18 months after admitting four offences – including driving with excess alcohol – following a motorway crash last month.

The 21-year-old Scotland international (left), who played on loan at the Bloomfield Road club in the 2009/10 promotion season, was also fined £4,500 at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

Bannan crashed his Range Rover Sport on the southbound carriageway of the M1 near Watnall, at around 5.30am on October 23.

He was charged with drink driving, failing to stop after a road accident, driving without due care and attention and driving on a provisional licence.

The court heard that the footballer was almost twice the legal drink drive limit.