Doherty Let Off Again!
The rocker won't be spending the Yuletide season in the slammer after all...
Pete Doherty has been fined for five counts of drugs possession and been disqualified from driving for four months.
The Babyshambles man, who is still receiving treatment for drug addiction, appeared at Thames Magistrates Court this morning (December 4) and was ordered to pay 770 for four charges of class A drugs possession (including heroin and cocaine) and one charge of possessing cannabis.
District Judge Jane McIvor told the rocker - who pleaded guilty to the charges in August - that the offences were not serious enough to require a custodial sentence.
We reckon Pete will be celebrating with a shandy as we speak - he nervously told MTV before the hearing that he hoped to be spending Christmas at home rather than "in the nick".
He's due back in court in the New Year for a review of his drug rehabilitation, but in the meantime, it looks like Kate Moss can hang a Christmas stocking for her wayward boyfriend after all...