Downton Abbey star Brendan Coyle recently pleaded guilty to the charge of operating a motor vehicle with almost three times the legal breath-alcohol.
The incident took place on New Year’s Day after Coyle had spent practically the entire month of December last year at a rehab clinic in Thailand, seeking help for his alcoholism.
On disembarking from the plane from Thailand Coyle has fallen into the drivers’ seat of his BMW and proceeded to drive home, presumably a cured man.
He was pulled over by police a short time later and found to be very drunk.
Brendan Coyle, 52, is the head butler in the award-winning television drama Downton Abbey but in reality, it seems he’s just another famous person with too much money and not enough genuine hardship to keep him occupied.
Article by Tim Walker
Edited by O T I Runny
Photography by Col Starr Ray-Brew