The former McLaren team principal attended Woking Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to failing to stop at a red light last September. Dennis was issued three demerit points for the offence, which pushed his total up to twelve and an automatic six-month ban.
It is believed that Dennis represented himself at the hearing and claimed he had failed to stop at the traffic light in order not to be rear-ended by a friend’s car that was following him close behind.
The 63-year-old also pleaded with the presiding judge to spare him from a license ban due to the inconvenience it would cause to his work and family life.
“I would have a massive amount of trouble not being able to look after my daughter at the weekends,” he is quoted as saying – Dennis split with his wife Lisa in 2008 after 22 years of marriage; the pair had three children.
A spokesperson for McLaren confirmed that Dennis had been stripped of his license and ordered to pay a fine of £350 plus court costs.
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