Extended driving ban for actor Cliff Curtis

Last updated 15:35 10/07/2014
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BANNED FROM DRIVING: Hollywood actor Cliff Curtis

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Hollywood actor Cliff Curtis has been disqualified from driving again after pleading guilty to driving while his licence was suspended.

Curtis, 45, appeared in the Rotorua District Court today.

He was caught driving just two days after having his licence suspended on June 25.

The original suspension will lapse on September 25, and the six-month suspension imposed today will start from then.

Curtis was also ordered to pay $500 and $130 in court fines, the Herald reported.

The maximum sentence for driving with a suspended licence is three months' imprisonment and a $4500 fine.

In 2004, Curtis had driven his four-wheel-drive into the living room of an Otaki house when he looked down to check a text message on his cellphone, he said at the time.

The car flipped, skated between two power poles, hurtled through a property clipping the house, crashed through the fence of an adjoining property, turned sharp left and smashed through a large window, coming to a stop in the house.

Curtis has always lived in New Zealand, although his work often takes him to Hollywood.

He has appeared in films such as Collateral Damage, The Majestic, Blow, Training Day, Bringing Out the Dead and Three Kings as well as New Zealand films including The Piano, Jubilee and Whale Rider.

In his upcoming film, The Dark Horse, Curtis plays New Zealand chess guru Genesis Potini who has bipolar disorder and tries to coach a motley bunch of Gisborne youths to a national chess championship.

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