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Chef Sergio Herman gets driving ban in Belgium

16:51 30/08/2017

Michelin-star chef Sergio Herman (pictured, right) is forbidden to drive to and from his restaurant The Jane in Antwerp for the next three months after a Belgian court imposed a driving ban and a fine of €720, writes Misset Horeca.

In order to restore his driving privileges in Belgium, Herman must pass a new driving exam, including both theory and practical tests. He must also pass a number of medical and psychological tests, reports ANP. The Belgium-based chef is still allowed to drive in his native The Netherlands.

The court's ruling came after Herman was fined for driving 105km per hour in Damme, near Bruges, where only 50km per hour is allowed. The sentence is severe because Herman was already slapped with a fine for a serious speeding violation in 2014 in the East Flemish Maldegem.

Herman lives with his Dutch wife, television presenter Ellemieke Vermolen, in Belgium and has been running the restaurant The Jane in Antwerp since 2014. He became famous as chef of the three-star restaurant Oud Sluis. Since 2016 he has several Frites Atelier fry shops in the Netherlands.

Written by Robyn Boyle