Shropshire hunt master Otis Ferry banned from road for three years

Shropshire hunt master Otis Ferry has been banned from driving for three years after appearing in court following an arrest on suspicion of drink-driving.

Otis Ferry
Otis Ferry

Ferry has also been ordered to pay a total of £415 in fines and costs after being found guilty of failing to provide a breath sample after the incident in London on January 23 this year.

He appeared at West London Magistrates Court this week after a warrant was issued for his arrest last week, when he failed to attend the hearing at which he was found guilty in his absence by magistrates.

A spokesman for the court said the 29-year-old son of Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry, who was charged under the name Charles Frederick Ferry, had the opportunity to reduce the length of his driving ban if he sits a specialist motoring course.

“He was fined and disqualified for three years from driving,” the spokesman said.

Ferry, master of the South Shropshire Hunt from Eaton Mascott, near Shrewsbury, was given a £200 fine, as well as being ordered to pay £200 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

He had been stopped by police in the Kensington area in January and failed a roadside breath test.

Ferry was not available for comment today. In 2008 he spent four months in custody accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice in relation to an affray and assault case before the charges were dropped. In 2004, Ferry was arrested for bursting into the House of Commons as a debate on the hunting bill took place.