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Vince Colosimo Avoids Jail Over Drug Driving Conviction


Vince Colosimo Avoids Jail Over Drug Driving Conviction Image: TV Tonight

Actor Vince Colosimo has been convicted and fined for driving whilst suspended and under the influence of the illegal drug ice.

Colosimo, 50, pleaded guilty on Friday to driving on a suspended licence with the drug in his system when stopped and tested on March 5 in Melbourne's CBD.

Magistrate David Starvaggi convicted and fined him $3500. He also cancelled the Underbelly star's licence for five months.

"You shouldn't have been on the road," Mr Starvaggi said.

"It's a basic issue that even a kindergarten kid could understand.

The Melbourne Magistrates Court was told police spotted the actor's black Saab on Exhibition Street, and a check of the registration plate showed his licence had been suspended for six months from February 24.

An oral fluid test subsequently detected the drug ice in his system.

As well as the fine with conviction, Colosimo was ordered to pay $119 in statutory costs.

Colosimo, did not comment outside court.