'Coronation Street' Actress Barbara Knox 'Arrested For Drink Driving' Along With Her Daughter, According To Reports

Coronation Street’ veteran Barbara Knox has been arrested for suspected drink driving, it has been reported.

The 80-year-old actress - who plays long-running character Rita Tanner in the soap - was allegedly arrested after driving herself to Cheshire’s Knutford Police Station to demand the release of her daughter… who had been arrested for the same offence.

'Corrie' actress Barbara Knox

The star's daughter Maxine Ashcroft was reportedly pulled over and breathalysed following an afternoon out with her mum, only to be found almost three times the legal limit for driving.

“But the officers suspected she had driven to the station herself so they arrested her as well.”

Such diva behaviour from a woman whose character works in a sweet shop with Norris Cole.

“An 80-year-old woman from Knutsford later arrived at Knutsford Police Station and was also arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and bailed.”

Denise Welch

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