Ant McPartlin releases statement after being fined and banned from driving for 20 months
"I let myself down and I let a lot of other people down."
TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 and given a 20-month driving ban after pleading guilty to drink driving.
Speaking outside the court, he said: "I'm truly sorry for what happened. Higher standards are expected of me and I expect them of myself. I let myself down and I let a lot of other people down - for that, I'm truly sorry. I would like to apologise to everybody that was involved in the crash and I'm just thankful that nobody was seriously hurt."
The three-car collision occurred in London on 18 March and the charge states McPartlin had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.
McPartlin's driving ban can be reduced to 15 months if he completes a drink drive referral programme by mid-May 2019.
A few days ago, ITV confirmed that McPartlin will not feature on Britain's Got Talent live shows.
"I'm truly sorry for what happened... I let a lot of people down" says TV presenter Ant McPartlin after being found guilty of drink driving pic.twitter.com/rHp8UKjzo4
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