Doherty charged in connection with manager's car crash

Doherty charged in connection with manager's car crash

Rock star Pete Doherty is to appear in court accused of letting his manager use his car without insurance, it emerged today.

Andrew Boyd was driving a Daimler – allegedly Doherty’s – when he hit a pedestrian in Hadleigh, Suffolk, on September 27 last year.

Chris Corder, 42, was seriously injured in the crash and remains in a coma, his family said.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said: “A 30-year-old man from Wiltshire has been summonsed to court to answer a charge of permitting the use of a vehicle without insurance following a road traffic collision on Sunday 27, September 2009 in Hadleigh.”

Doherty, the former Libertines member and Babyshambles frontman, is due to appear before Lowestoft magistrates on February 24 – the same day Boyd will be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court.

Boyd (aged 42) of north London, previously admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision, driving without reasonable consideration, driving with no insurance, failing to report an accident and driving without a licence.

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