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The third time was apparently the charm for Pete Doherty. At least in terms of punctuality.
After missing his two previous hearings on the matter, the Babyshambles frontman finally appeared in British court today to cop to roughing up a paparazzo.
Officially, Doherty pleaded guilty to a charge of causing criminal damage stemming from an encounter last summer.
The Yeovil Magistrates Court accepted Doherty's plea, with the magistrate ruling that there was a "degree of provocation" in the incident before fining the rocker roughly $2,000.
"Yeah, it was OK today. It should have been sorted out ages ago, to be honest," Doherty said outside the court. "It's been hanging over me a long time."