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Jail threat to drink drive country singer Tommy Fallon means he could miss his wedding

By Ben_Falconer  |  Posted: April 08, 2014

Tommy Fallon, whose real name is Ian Boycott, could miss his wedding if he is jailed

COUNTRY singer Tommy Fallon could miss his wedding if he is jailed for drink driving.

After being caught over the limit twice in August last year, he was picked up again last month for being drunk at the wheel.

Fallon, whose real name is Ian Boycott, was told jail is an option open to magistrates when he will be sentenced next week.

“I am down to get married on April 27,” Boycott, 60, told Stroud Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 7.

“If the custodial sentence is going to be given to me, I won’t be able to get married on that date. Could you possibly advise me on what to do?”

Bench chairman Andrew Hill told Boycott, who reached number two in the country charts with Man From Tennessee and toured the USA for 10 years, to speak to a solicitor.

After Boycott admitted drink driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance, probation officer Sue Taylor said he was not suitable for an alcohol treatment course because it would not work.

She said ill health would prevent him from doing unpaid work, but a curfew may be possible, is he is not jailed.

“My colleague who has been dealing with Mr Boycott was not told of the second offence and he may not engage with a treatment course at this time,” she said.

Boycott gave a breath test reading of 95 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he was stopped on March 4 in Cinderford. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Boycott, of Glenmore Road, Cinderford, will be sentenced at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, April 16 at 2pm. He was given an interim driving ban until that date.

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