09 January 2020 14:41
Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from BirminghamLive - daily Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall has been banned from driving for six months after being caught speeding. The 38-year-old equestrian star was disqualified by JPs at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court under the totting up procedure. The court heard Tindall, who is married to former England, British Lions and Gloucester rugby star Mike Tindall, already had nine points on her licence from previous motoring offences committed within the last three years. Zara Tindall did not attend the hearing in Cheltenham on Wednesday as she was in Australia with her husband. Court officials confirmed Tindall, who lives in Gloucestershire, pleaded guilty to driving in excess of 70mph on the A417 at Daglingworth, near Cirencester, on November 6 last year.
A court spokesman said: "Zara Tindall was given a six-month ban after pleading guilty to a speeding offence. "She did have nine points on her licence and was given another four, taking her over 12 points. "She was given a £666 fine, £85 costs and paid a victim surcharge of £66. "This surcharge applies to everyone who is convicted of an offence and goes to a general fund to help victims of crime. "Ms Tindall was not required to appear at court and did not do so."