Here’s whether Ant McPartlin is facing jail after admitting drink-drive charge

Ant McPartlin is in court to face charges for drink driving after he was involved in a three car smash last month that left a young girl in hospital.

The troubled 42-year-old television presenter is believed to be pleading guilty for his crimes after it was reported he was twice over the legal limit for alcohol while behind the wheel of his car.

Ant is standing trial at Wimbledon Magistrates Court and has said in court he was “ashamed” by his actions.

He was due to appear in court earlier this month but the hearing was pushed back as the star entered rehab to combat his demons.

The laws on drink-driving are clear.

Drink Aware states that in England and Wales, the alcohol limit for drivers is "80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine."

Ant is believed to have been twice over this limit when he was charged by police after being involved in the accident in London on 18 March.

The punishment for drink driving will vary depending on the severity of the crime.

Those found to be over the limit for drink-driving in the UK face being banned from driving for at least 12 months and could be finned up to £5,000.

Drink-drivers can also be given between three and 11 points on their driving license – points in the UK are valid for three years and remain on your licence for four years, and if you incur 12 points will have their licence revoked (this threshold drops to 6 points for new drivers for their first two years on the road).

Jail can also be a punishment for drink-driving with the possibility of six months behind bars if guilty.

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