24/04/2014 07:23 BST | Updated 24/04/2014 09:59 BST

'Coronation Street' Actress Barbara Knox Pleads Not Guilty After Arriving At Macclesfield Magistrates' Court (PICS)

Coronation Street’ star Barbara Knox has pleaded not guilty after facing drink-driving charges.

The ‘Corrie’ veteran, who plays Rita Tanner in the British soap, was arrested for driving under the influence back in March.

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Barabra Knox arrives in court

According to reports, Barbara had driven to Cheshire’s Knutford Police Station to demand the release of her daughter Maxine, who had been arrested for the same offence earlier that afternoon after driving them both home.

Maxine was found to be nearly three times over the legal limit when she gave a breathalyser reading at Middlewich police station. The veteran actress later arrived at the station and was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

It was previously reported in The Sun that the 80-year-old star had been difficult with officers during her arrest, furiously banging on doors and yelling, “do you know who I am?”

She was later charged with drink-driving by Cheshire Police, and arrived at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court this morning, Thursday 24 April, wearing a black coat and pearls.

After confirming for a judge that she understood the charge against her, she said: “I am pleading not guilty.”

She was then granted unconditional bail until the trial date of July 23.

Her daughter faced a hearing earlier this month at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court and was given a two year driving ban.

Barbara has not given any comments since her initial arrest, and left the court without issuing any statement.

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