Filmmaker Guy Ritchie has been banned from driving for six months after a bicycle owner filmed him texting whereas he was behind the wheel. The Sherlock Holmes director was noticed typing a message on his cellphone as he drove his automobile by London’s Hyde Park in November final yr.
Ritchie has additionally been ordered to pay a effective of 666 kilos, in addition to 166 kilos in prosecution prices and courtroom charges, reviews mirror.co.uk.
Guy Ritchie has already been hauled up thrice beforehand for rushing offences in March 2017, and February and December final yr.
In the video, Guy Ritchie is seen ready in site visitors when the bicycle owner stops beside him.
“Hello my friend,” he says when he realises he’s being watched. The bicycle owner replies: “I don’t think you should be using your text messages while you are driving. I saw you doing it back there as well.”
Sherlock Holmes director then drives away because the site visitors strikes ahead. The filmmaker has admitted to being the driving force within the video. Cyclist Mike van Erp despatched the video to the police, with the file titled: “Man typing on his mobile phone whilst behind the wheel of his car.”
The bicycle owner stated as a part of his assertion: “I spotted this driver texting on his phone. I stopped and whilst waiting for traffic to clear could clearly see the driver typing on his phone.” He didn’t know then the person he was filming was Guy Ritchie. He stated he began filming and reporting drivers on a helmet digicam after his father was killed in a highway crash whereas driving a motorbike.
Ritchie pleaded responsible in writing to the newest offence. He was banned from driving for six months by magistrates on the southeast London township of Bromley on Tuesday.