Vince Colosimo avoids jail after driving while on ice

Updated November 03, 2017 12:48:57

Vince Colosimo has avoided jail for driving while on the drug ice, but the Australian actor has lost his licence and been fined.

Colosimo, 50, had a suspended licence when he was caught behind the wheel after taking the drug.

He admitted to the offences during a hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard police stopped Colosimo’s car on Exhibition Street in Melbourne’s CBD in March.

They discovered he had methylamphetamine in his system and was serving a six-month suspension for demerit points.

The magistrate said it was the third time Colosimo had been caught driving on a suspended licence.

He fined the actor $3,500 and banned him from driving for five months.

Colosimo is known for stage and screen roles including in Underbelly and The Wog Boy.

Topics: courts-and-trials, crime, law-crime-and-justice, community-and-society, drugs-and-substance-abuse, arts-and-entertainment, melbourne-3000, vic

First posted November 03, 2017 12:47:47