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Comedian Omid Djalili has been slapped with a £344 fine and 3 points after driving Lexus at 65mph through road works

COMEDIAN Omid Djalili has been fined after driving through road works in his luxury silver Lexus.

Djalili, 51, sped through road works on the A14 in Suffolk at 65mph, exceeding the temporary 50mph speed limit.

Djalili has received three penalty points after being caught speeding

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Djalili has received three penalty points after being caught speedingPhoto credit: Getty
A court heard he was speeding through construction sites at 65 miles per hour

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A court heard he was speeding through construction sites at 65 miles per hourPhoto credit: Getty

Suffolk Magistrates Court heard he was driving his silver Lexus near Gatwick Airport on July 17 last year.

The court ordered him to pay a fine of £200, costs of £90 and a victim’s premium of £34.

Djalili, who starred in Pirates of the Caribbean, also received three points for his license.

His license was previously revoked in July 2008 after accumulating more than 12 penalty points.

In 2013 he was handed over £1,300 in fines and cots after admitting to speeding on the M4 at Port Talbot.

The comic also attempted to shed light on the situation at the time, writing to the CPS and saying, “Comedian humbly begs your leniency.”

But after inquiries were made, the court found Djalili had traveled to London and not Swansea as he claimed for an appearance.

The judges fined Djalili £180 for speeding and ordered him to pay £620 CPS costs plus £500 costs for preparing an expert report and a £15 victim’s surcharge.

He has managed to rack up nearly 40 points over the years and was disqualified from driving in September 2012 after being convicted of driving without a valid license or insurance.

Djalili was also fined by Leicester Magistrates for speeding after he was “lost” during roadworks in October 2012.

The Sun has reached out to Mr Djalili for comment.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/17867782/comedian-omid-djalili-slapped-fine-lexus-through-roadworks/ Comedian Omid Djalili has been slapped with a £344 fine and 3 points after driving Lexus at 65mph through road works

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