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Singer Cave offered driver training

Published 24/01/2011 | 14:12

Nick Cave has been asked to go on a driving course, according to sources
Nick Cave has been asked to go on a driving course, according to sources

Nick Cave has been offered driver training as an alternative to prosecution after crashing into a seafront speed camera, sources said.

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The 53-year-old musician was behind the wheel of a Jaguar saloon when it collided with the speed camera and a roadside barrier on December 7 last year.

The crash happened at 7pm on the eastbound carriageway at Kingsway in Hove, East Sussex, close to where Australian-born Cave lives.

No other vehicles were involved and Cave was not arrested. The singer and his twin 10-year-old sons, who were also in the car, walked away unharmed from the crash.

Sources said that Cave - frontman of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - has now been offered a place on a driver training improvement scheme.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "The driver was voluntarily interviewed by police and a decision was made to offer him a place on a driver improvement scheme as an alternative to prosecution."

Photographer Darren Cool, 26, who witnessed the aftermath of the crash, said he instantly recognised the driver as Cave.

He said: "When I first saw the speed camera, I thought it would make a decent weather picture because the conditions were icy at the time.

"Then I saw Nick Cave stumbling around in and out of the car and started taking some pictures.

"He looked pretty shaken up by the whole thing."

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