Slowhand… fast car: Eric Clapton, 77, is fined £124 for speeding in his Porsche
- Sussex Police charged him with failing to provide information about his identity
- Clapton was handed three points on his licence for a separate speeding offence
- He received a ticket after he was caught speeding on October 28 last year
He is one of the most famous musicians on the planet.
But maybe the officers who pulled Eric Clapton over weren’t fans of legendary guitarists.
Sussex Police charged the 77-year-old with failing to provide information about his identity when he was stopped in his Porsche.
But the charge was withdrawn this week with no further details given.
Sussex Police charged 77-year-old Eric Clapton with failing to provide information about his identity when he was stopped in his Porsche
Clapton was, however, handed three penalty points on his licence after pleading guilty to a separate speeding offence at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
He received a ticket in the post not long after he was caught driving at more than 60mph on the A24 in West Grinstead, West Sussex, on October 28 last year, it emerged last night.
The musician – who is estimated to have a £190million fortune – was also fined £146 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £90 in court costs.
Clapton was subsequently charged with failing to provide his identity to a police officer on February 1 at a location in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.
Clapton was, however, handed three penalty points on his licence after pleading guilty to a separate speeding offence at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. Pictured: Clapton performs at the Royal Albert Hall
The circumstances of the second alleged offence remained unclear last night, but he was charged with having ‘failed to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle, namely [Clapton’s] Porsche, who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence’.
The guitarist, known as ‘Slowhand’, was spared from having to attend court over the October speeding charge after the matter was decided by a magistrate under the ‘single justice procedure’.
In 2016, he was caught on camera after being pulled over by police in his Porsche at a Little Chef restaurant. Representatives for Clapton did not respond to requests for comment last night.