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Eavis escapes court driving ban
Michael Eavis
Michael Eavis admitted the offence to magistrates
Glastonbury festival founder Michael Eavis has been fined for speeding and given three penalty points.

The 68-year-old already had nine points but was spared a ban after Taunton magistrates heard he needed his licence to look after his 92-year-old mother.

The farmer was caught by a speed camera travelling at 60mph in a 50mph zone on the M5 in February this year.

He admitted the offence in court and was fined 60 and ordered to pay 35 court costs.

Mr Eavis said: ""I also have cattle seven miles away so I need to drive out there at funny times.

"They didn't accept I needed to drive for the festival."


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