BAY CITY ROLLER Les Mckeown was banned from driving for 18 months and fined $1800 (GBP1000) yesterday (02DEC05) after being caught drink-driving in London.

The BYE BYE BABY hitmaker, 50, was twice over the legal limit when his driving caused another vehicle to crash into the side of his car.

McKeown's lawyer pleaded for a reduced fine, stating the former star has little work and is surviving off savings of just $11,000 (GBP6,000).