Entertainment Ant McPartlin 'was TWICE the legal limit' when he was arrested for drink-driving after car crash, police claim as charge sheet is revealed in court

10:50  07 april  2018
10:50  07 april  2018 Source:   Daily Mail

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ANT McPartlin has gone back to rehab after being charged with drink - driving following a three- car crash in South West London. But what video footage has emerged and who else was involved in the incident? Here is what we know.

ANT McPartlin has gone back to rehab after being charged with drink - driving following a three- car crash in South West London. But what video footage has emerged, who else was involved in the incident and was anyone injured?

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Ant McPartlin was twice the legal limit when he was arrested for drink driving after a car crash, according to police.

The troubled television presenter's breathalyser reading was 75mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.    

McPartlin was detained by police after his car allegedly ploughed into two other vehicles while driving his Mini in Richmond, south west London in March.

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One of the cars was carrying a four-year-old girl who needed hospital treatment.   

a man riding a motorcycle with a side car: Ant McPartlin is currently back in rehab after being charged with drink-driving following his car crash in Richmond, south west London, earlier this month. His £26,000 Mini (pictured) collided with two other vehicles © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ant McPartlin is currently back in rehab after being charged with drink-driving following his car crash in Richmond, south west London, earlier this month. His £26,000 Mini (pictured) collided with two other vehicles

McPartlin was due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court last week but the case was postponed.

The charge sheet submitted by police to the court alleges the star: 'Drove a motor vehicle, namely a Black Mini…after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in your breath, namely 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeded the prescribed limit.' 

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The maximum sentence he could face is six months in jail plus a fine and driving ban, the Mirror reports.  

After he was charged ITV announced that the 42-year-old's co-presenter Declan Donnelly would go on to present the end of the current series of Saturday Night Takeaway on his own.

  Ant McPartlin 'was TWICE the legal limit' when he was arrested for drink-driving after car crash, police claim as charge sheet is revealed in court © AP

During the series finale he joked he had 'twice the amount of work to do', and at one point said: 'I'll have to do it myself, like everything else this week.'

Dec was forced to host the weekly show solo - the first time he faced a TV audience on his own in 29 years. 

In comments reported by The Sun, Dec told the audience: 'I couldn’t have done it without you guys.'

Despite his nerves, Saturday’s broadcast was labelled a success as Dec oversaw an almost seamless live 90-minute programme, with his only mishap dropping a carton of popcorn.

a close up of a person in a suit and tie: Dec, pictured here with his co-star Ant, left, admitted he was nervous ahead of the show which is the first time he hosted solo during his 29-year career © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Dec, pictured here with his co-star Ant, left, admitted he was nervous ahead of the show which is the first time he hosted solo during his 29-year career

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He said: 'It’s been the weirdest, weirdest show.

'(The) reception when I came down the stairs… I wasn’t sure what was going to happen.

'I wasn’t sure how I was going to do or how you were going to react.'

Dec, 42, who recently confirmed he is going to be a father, will present next week’s final episode in Florida.

At a later wrap party for production staff he thanked the crew and the show’s guests, who included The Script, Davina McCall and comedian Stephen Merchant, for their support.

Ant stepped down from his presenting commitments when he was charged with drink-driving last month.

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly with the BAFTA for Entertainment Performance Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway © Press Association Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly with the BAFTA for Entertainment Performance Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Dec made several veiled references to the absence of his companion during the ITV show.

At one point he said following the news had been 'unavoidable' in recent weeks, but did not explicitly mention why Ant was missing.

Earlier he had joked he had “twice the amount of work to do”, and at one point said: “I’ll have to do it myself, like everything else this week.”

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He tweeted after the broadcast: “Thanks for all your lovely messages tonight, they are VERY much appreciated, I’m glad you enjoyed the show.

'I didn’t sleep an awful lot last night so I’m off to bed! Night y’all. D x'

His co-host was not completely absent from the programme. Ant appeared in the opening titles and also in the continuation of pre-recorded sketch Saturday Knight Takeaway which also starred Joanna Lumley in her regular role.

Ant, 42, stepped back from his TV commitments and returned to rehab after he was charged with drink-driving in March.

The arrest led to that weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Takeaway to be cancelled, while there has been speculation over the future of other shows presented by the duo.

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