Singer-songwriter Vecchioni banned for DUI

(ANSA) - Brescia, October 23 - Veteran Italian singer-singwriter Roberto Vecchioni had his driving license revoked for six months Wednesday after failing a breathalyser test near Brescia on December 26, 2010.

Vecchioni, 70, told the court he was over the limit because of a cough syrup.

The musician had his first hit with 1977 album Samarcanda and has regularly charted since then, as well as winning the 2011 Sanremo Song Festival.

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