By Joe Middleton For Mailonline
Published: 11:51 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 11:54 BST, 6 September 2020
Libertines rocker Pete Doherty has been banned from driving after riding an electric scooter in the middle of the night while searching for one of his dogs.
The musician, who was already on a driving ban after totting up more than 12 points on his licence last year, says he had no idea he was not allowed to ride the e-scooter while disqualified.
But the singer, who lives in Margate, Kent, and runs a hotel in the seaside town, was stopped by police in the early hours of the morning as he rode on a path at 1.40am on October 3.
It emerged during a hearing at Margate Magistrates Court on Friday that before the offence Doherty had been told by police officers - who had stopped him in nearby Broadstairs for selfies - that he was fine to ride it as long as he stayed on the pavement.
He was then stopped again by police attending a 999 call when they saw him riding on the path with his two dogs in the middle of the night, when he was heading home after finding his missing pooch.
The musician (pictured outside court on Friday) who was already on a driving ban after totting up more than 12 points on his licence last year, says he had no idea he was not allowed to ride the e-scooter while disqualified.
Officers asked him to show an insurance certificate, which he was unable to provide but he was