Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox arrested for allegedly drink driving in Knutsford

Coronation Street star arrested for allegedly drink driving in Knutsford

Coronation Street star arrested for allegedly drink driving in Knutsford

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CORNONATION Street star Barbara Knox has been arrested for suspected drink driving in Knutsford, it has been reported this morning.

The 80-year-old actress - who plays long-running character Rita Tanner in the soap - was allegedly arrested after driving herself to Knutsford Police Station on Toft Road to demand the release of her daughter, who had been arrested for the same offence.

Knutsford Police initially tweeted the incident when it happened but has subsequently deleted the tweets referring to it.

The star's daughter Maxine Ashcroft was reportedly pulled over and breathalysed following an afternoon out with her mum, only to be found almost three times the legal limit for driving.

According to The Sun, the actress then drove herself to the police station where she banged on a police station door yelling “do you know who I am?”

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police added: “Police stopped a car in Hollow Lane in Knutsford. A 56-year-old woman from Gloucestershire was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

“An 80-year-old woman from Knutsford later arrived at Knutsford Police Station and was also arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and bailed.”

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11:53am Fri 28 Mar 14

melchett says...

"Do you know who I am" This line has been used by people in the public eye for some time now but it appears not to have any merit in the end outcome...
"Do you know who I am" This line has been used by people in the public eye for some time now but it appears not to have any merit in the end outcome... melchett
  • Score: 5

3:45pm Sat 29 Mar 14

MrBenggo says...

"Do you know who I am"
I think I would have answered,"I haven't any idea"
"Do you know who I am" I think I would have answered,"I haven't any idea" MrBenggo
  • Score: 4

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