Kevin Mitchell receives three-year ban for drink driving

Dagenham boxing champion Kevin Mitchell was banned from getting behind the wheel for three years this morning after police caught him drink driving for the second time in two years.

Mitchell, of Whitebarn Lane, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of alcohol as he appeared at Barking Magistrates’ Court today.

The 26-year-old was driving his silver BMW X5 along Broad Street, Dagenham at 2.35am last Monday when he was pulled over by police.

He failed a road side breath test and was arrested and charged.

The court heard he was convicted of drink driving in July 2009.

Magistrates disqualified him from driving for three years, fined him �300, and ordered him to pay �85 court costs and a �15 victim surcharge.