Sir Michael Caine’s daughter Dominiqiue caught speeding in Cotswolds

Dominiqiue Caine, aged 65, of Oakwood Lodge, Fossebridge, near Cirencester received the ban at Cheltenham Magistrates Court yesterday, Tuesday (January 30).

She admitted speeding in a Range Rover on the A436 in the Cotswolds on May 3 last year.

She was caught doing 64mph in a 50mph zone at Lineover Wood between Seven Springs and Shipton Sollars.

The minimum three penalty points imposed on her licence took her to 12 making her liable to a six month ban.

Despite her plea that a ban would make it more difficult to get to London to see her father, who is now 89, and that it would hit a struggling horse eventing business in which she is involved, district judge Nicholas Wattam imposed the full six months ban.

He also fined her £200 with £90 costs and a £34 surcharge – a total bill of £324.

Dominique is the daughter of Sir Michael’s marriage to his first wife, Patricia Haines, between 1955 and 1962.

Defence lawyer James Findon said a ban would impact of her ability to care for her father and would also severely affect an eventing business.

He said: “She provides care to her father, who is based in London. If she was deprived of her ability to drive it would necessitate the use of three trains and two buses.

“The travel time would be in excess of eight hours.”

He said Ms Caine also needed to be able to drive so she can continue to help a woman who is struggling to run an eventing business.

Judge Wattam said “The only way that somebody with 12 or more points on their driving licence who wants to avoid being banned is to demonstrate that exceptional hardship will be caused.

“Inconvenience and difficulties surrounding a driving ban do not amount to exceptional hardship.”

“I am unable to find exceptional hardship in your case and therefore I must disqualify you from driving for the next six months.”

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