“Home and Away” star Johnny Ruffo plans to sell his car after he has been barred from driving.
The 27-year-old Australian actor has been banned from driving and ordered to pay AU$3,000 (£1,500) fine after he pleaded guilty to a number of driving offences, DigitalSpy reported.
His lawyer Nic Angelov told Mail Online the actor, who plays Chris Harrington in the Aussie longest-running soap, plans to sell his vehicle after the court decision. “He’s going to get rid of the car. He accepts that the responsibilities [of driving] he has not met, and they are not for him,” Angelov said.
In September last year, Ruffo was caught driving an unregistered and uninsured white Audi S5 through Sydney’s CBD while his licence was cancelled. In December, he also racked up $3253 worth of speeding fines in just seven months.
The actor appeared before the Downing Centre Local court also in December to ask the Magistrate for an annulment on five driving charges after he failed to show up in court in November. The Daily Telegraph reported that according to Ruffo’s lawyer, the actor was ‘sick’ at the time.
“I was speeding while I was driving and it was just a miscommunication between myself and the people that open my mail. Don’t speed while you’re driving,” Mail Online quoted Ruffo saying.
Meanwhile, former “Home and Away” star Esther Anderson is getting married.
The actress revealed to New Idea that her boyfriend of 15 months, Howard Moggs, proposed to her on Valentine’s Day.
“We’d moved into our house on February 12, and on Valentine’s Day, Howie suggested we take some Champagne up to the love seat at the back of our garden. It was sunset and when we got up there, he had Champagne chilling and there were tealights around. I thought it was a lovely way to celebrate our new home but suddenly he was down on one knee asking me to marry him.”
Anderson portrayed policewoman Charlie Buckton in “Home and Away” from 2008-2012. Her character was killed off and actress Pia Miller replaced her on the show.