Darren Day faces having car crushed after admitting drink driving charge

DARREN DAY faces having his car crushed after pleading guilty to drink driving in Edinburgh last month.

• Darren Day arrives in court in Edinburgh today

The 41-year-old, who also admitted failing to stop after an accident, was almost twice the legal alcohol limit when he was stopped in the city's West End in the early hours of the morning.

The entertainer had been starring in Queen musical We Will Rock You at the time of the incident.

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He appeared in court today where he was told that a motion for his vehicle to be forfeited will also be considered by the court in February.

Day pleased not guilty to three other charges, including an allegation that he drove without due care and attention in the December 18 incident, were accepted by the Crown.

Sentence was deferred until next month at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Sheriff James Scott also disqualified the actor from holding or obtaining a driving licence in the meantime.

The entertainer, of Cudworth, South Yorkshire, had denied all the charges against him during two previous hearings at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and he was due to go on trial tomorrow.

But during a procedural hearing today, solicitor Robert Frazer told the court his client would plead guilty to two of the charges he faced.

His pleas of not guilty to allegations that he drove without due care and attention, failed to report the accident to police and failed to co-operate with a preliminary breath test were accepted by prosecutors.

Day also denied possessing an offensive weapon, namely a kubotan, but the plea was not accepted by prosecutors at this stage.

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Trial on that charge was fixed for February 18, with a procedural hearing set for February 10.

Sentencing on the two charges he admitted was formally deferred to the

next hearing.