I’m A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp’s eldest son due in court on drugs charge

Harry Redknapp’s eldest son is due to appear in court next year on a drugs charge.

Model Mark Redknapp, 48, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit.

It was reported at the time that Mark was found to be 15 times over the drug-drive limit while driving his Mercedes.

The 48-year-old, who lives in Bournemouth, was picked up by police in Poole on April 2, when he was alleged to have driven his expensive car with a blood level of 749 micrograms of benzoylecgonine.

The legal limit is 50.

I'm A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp's eldest son due in court on drugs charge

Mark Redknapp, right, pictured with his brother Jamie and cousin Frank Lampard
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Benzoylecgonine is the main metabolite of cocaine.

Mirror Online can reveal that Mark, older brother of footballer-turned-pundit Jamie, 45, will appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court for trial on February 5, next year.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "Mark Redknapp, 48 and of Bournemouth, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit and is next due to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court on 5 February 2019 for trial."

I'm A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp's eldest son due in court on drugs charge

Mark, left, pictured leaving Poole Magistrates’ Court after pleading not guilty
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He pleaded not guilty at his initial hearing on June 6.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service, there is no definitive sentencing guidelines yet for this offence.

But the Sentencing Council has produced guidelines to help those handing down sentences for offences under Section 5A of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

I'm A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp's eldest son due in court on drugs charge

Harry is on I’m A Celeb
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The CPS website states: "If the Defendant accepts the presence of alcohol or another specified drug, this information can be placed before the Court, and taken into consideration in accordance with the sentencing guidelines.

"If the Defendant does not accept this to be the case, unless the Defendant is charged and convicted, the matter cannot be taken into consideration as an additional seriousness factor."

Sentencers are not obliged to follow the guidelines.

Mark’s dad Harry is currently a campmate in the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! jungle.

Mirror Online has contacted ITV for comment.

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