Barbera Knox rolled back the years and had somewhat of a Justin Bieber moment when she was arrested for drink driving on March 10, The BBC have reported. Knox, who plays the character of Rita Tanner on the ITV soap – and has done since 1972 – was in the car with her daughter, who was also charged. A spokesperson for Coronation Street declined to comment, but told The Independent: “This is a personal and private matter.”
Barbara Knox was arrested on suspicion of drink driving
Cheshire Police said: "Police stopped a car in Hollow Lane, Knutsford, and a 56-year-old woman from Gloucestershire was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.” The spokeswoman added: “An 80-year-old woman from Knutsford arrived at Knutsford police station and was also arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. She was bailed pending further inquiries."
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Rita Tanner - aka Barbara Knox - was arrested by Knutsford police.
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, 80, has been arrested for suspected drink driving. The soap veteran - who plays Rita Tanner (previously Sullivan) - was allegedly arrested after driving herself to Cheshire's Knutsford Police Station to demand the release of her daughter - who had been arrested for the same offence.
Barbara Knox Was Arrested On Suspicion of Drink-Driving
Knox's daughter Maxine Ashcroft was reportedly pulled over and breathalysed following an afternoon out with her mum - she was found to be almost three times the legal limit for driving.
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