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'Hollyoaks': Helen Pearson Banned From Driving After Being Caught On Motorway Nearly Three Times Over Legal Limit

20/07/2015 14:33 BST | Updated 20/07/2015 14:59 BST

Hollyoaks’ actress Helen Pearson has been banned from driving, after being found to be nearly three times over the legal limit while driving on a motorway.

The star, who plays Frankie Osborne on the Channel 4 soap, was stopped by police on the M6 in Staffordshire, where it was also uncovered she was driving without insurance.

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Helen Pearson

According to The Mirror, the actress has now pled guilty to driving while over the limit and driving without insurance at North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Stoke-on-Trent.

Helen has been banned from driving for 26 weeks and has been ordered to complete 120 hours unpaid work.

She was also fined £500 for the insurance offence, as well as £85 in costs, £150 in criminal court charges and a £60 victim surcharge.

Helen joined ‘Hollyoaks’ in 2002, after a stint in ‘Emmerdale’.

She’s also had roles in ‘EastEnders’, ‘The Darling Buds of May’, ‘A Touch of Frost’, ‘Murder in Mind’ and ‘Inspector Morse’.

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Helen as Frankie Osborne

Helen’s offences are the latest controversy to hit the soap, after her co-star Stephanie Davis was axed after turning up to work drunk.

Producers terminated her contract with immediate effect last week, and the actress - who plays Sinead Roscoe - will not film any final scenes.

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