FORMER environment minister Zac Goldsmith has been temporarily banned from driving after committing four driving offences in 2023, and still faces charges for three more, including one in Somerset.

He was caught speeding four times in London last year, including twice on the same road.

As a result, the Conservative politician will be unable to drive until mid-March when he will be sentenced for exceeding speed limits in a hybrid electric Volkswagen Golf on roads in Paddington, Chelsea and Twickenham between April and August 2023.

Lord Goldsmith, who has pleaded guilty to the four incidents, also faces three other driving-related offences, including one in Somerset, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday, January 11.

According to court papers, on April 27 last year, he was caught travelling along Chelsea Embankment at 29mph, despite the limit being 20mph.

Barely month later, on May 31, the Tory environmentalist drove at 46mph on the A316 in Twickenham, despite a speed limit of 40mph.

He was caught speeding again on the same road on August 3, whilst travelling at 47mph.

On July 18, just weeks after his second offence, Lord Goldsmith exceeded the 20mph limit on Bayswater Road, next to Kensington Gardens, as he was caught driving at 28mph.

District Judge Nina Tempia imposed an interim disqualification, banning him from driving until his sentencing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on March 18.

Lord Goldsmith, who unsuccessfully ran to be London Mayor in 2016 before serving as a minister in Boris Johnson’s cabinet, did not attend the hearing.