British actor and comedian Rik Mayall has been banned from driving for 90 days after admitting driving along a motorway at 180 kilometres per hour (113 miles per hour).

The 45-year-old DROP DEAD FRED star also has to pay a $1,800 (GBP1,000) fine and $63 (GBP35) costs.

He was trapped by a speed gun on South England's M5 motorway at Weston-Super-Mare on 20 April (03).

Rik gave a statement to police which read, "I accept what the police officer said and I was not concentrating enough, and I thank him for the warning and I will not do it again."

04/07/2003 17:16