Ian Brown Has Avoided A Driving Ban So He Can Rehearse With The Stone Roses

19 September 2016, 16:21

Ian Brown

The story has emerged that the frontman also claimed he needed a car to help his parents.

Ian Brown has narrowly escaped a driving ban, explaining there are "third parties" who would be effected by his inability to drive.

In a report from the Manchester Evening News, the Stone Roses frontman was caught doing 37mph in a 30mph zone in Manchester earlier this year. Brown pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to the report, Ian Brown's lawyer said their were "third parties" to consider, including his band mates. Apparently he needs to reach "remote" locations so the Roses can rehearse.

He also pleaded he needed to travel to visit his son twice as week, as well as to help buy shopping for his elderly parents.

The chairman of the bench said “We are not going to do the ban. We have listened to the argument for exceptional hardship and taken it into consideration. We are not going to ban you on this occasion but you will have 12 points.

"We have taken into account innocent third parties and have also taken into account loss of income but that was not the priority. The argument for exceptional hardship cannot be put forward again, if you come up before the court again you cannot use this argument again and you will be banned from driving.”

So Ian better drive carefully from now on, otherwise any future Roses shows could be put on hold. Or under-rehearsed. And nobody wants that.