UK boxer Amir Khan cleared of dangerous driving charges

November 14th, 2007 - 2:45 am ICT by admin  
The world lightweight title hopeful reached a top speed of 47mph as he went through traffic lights in the wrong lane in Bolton town centre on March 2.

Geoffrey Hatton, 55, suffered a broken leg when he was hit by Khan’s BMW 6-series convertible on a pelican crossing.

The jury at Bolton Crown Court agreed with Khan’s argument that his driving was careless, but not dangerous.

Khan was impassive as the jury returned a verdict of not guilty of dangerous driving, but guilty of careless driving.

Judge Steven Everitt banned Khan from driving for six months and fined him 1,000 pounds.

“I always said I did not drive dangerously and it proved today I didn’t. I always said I was careless the way I drove and I’m sorry over what happened,” The Telegraph quoted Khan, as saying. (ANI)

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