CHESTERFIELD: Jarvis Cocker fined over US car reg plates

Pop legend Jarvis Cocker has had a costly visit to Chesterfield after he was spotted with wrongly-fixed registration number plates on his beloved American car.

The 50 year-old Pulp star who was one of the leading figureheads of the BritPop movement in the mid 1990s was spotted driving his Chrysler along the A619 in the town with the illegally fixed plates.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on November 28 how Jarvis admitted using the vehicle on the A619 on May 10 when the assigned registration marks were not fixed to the front and rear in the required manner.

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Jarvis did not need to attend the hearing because the court deemed the offences to be minor.

However, he was fined £135 for each number plate offence and was ordered to pay a £27 victim surcharge and £35 court costs.

The court heard how London-based Jarvis stated the car was an American model and its licence plate holders are a different shape to those in the UK.

Jarvis Cocker’s motoring infringement won’t be putting the brakes on his career as he is promoting a new book. The Sheffield-born singer has written Mother, Brother, Lover which covers his life and he also has a solo CD Further Complications. Many will recall him invading the stage during a Michael Jackson performance at the Brit Awards.

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