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Darren Day admits drink driving

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Darren Day faces a hike in his car insurance premium now's he has lost his driving licence after admitting drink driving and failing to stop after an accident.

The entertainer, who was in Edinburgh starring in the Queen Musical We Will Rock You, was arrested after an accident in the city's West End in December.

He was found to be nearly twice the legal alcohol limit.

But the 42-year-old denied three other charges in court, including an allegation that he drove without due care and attention in the December 18 incident.

Sentence was deferred until next month at Edinburgh Sheriff Court when he faces trial on one charge of possessing an offensive weapon called a kubotan.

A motion for his vehicle to be forfeited will also be considered by the court in February.

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 on Thursday.

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

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