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Monday, 26 November 2012
Carlos Tevez banned from driving, Porsche impounded
Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez has been banned from driving for failing to provide information when he was stopped for speeding in Lancashire.
The Premier League striker was stopped by police for breaking the speed limit in Morecambe on 28 March.
He had been in the town playing in a reserve team game.
Tevez, from Prestbury in Cheshire, was given an interim ban by Lancaster magistrates. He will have the length of his suspension set in December.
The striker’s solicitor Gwyn Lewis told the court Tevez accepted he had not provided identification, which carries a punishment of six penalty points, and as a result was liable for disqualification, due to the “totting up procedure”.
The court agreed with a request from Mr Lewis to impose a temporary ban on the striker, who did not attend court, until a second offence of failing to produce a full UK driving licence was dealt with.
The striker’s car – a Porsche Panamera – was impounded in Manchester on 15 November when he was unable to produce the document.
As a driver from outside the European Union, Tevez is allowed to drive in the UK for 12 months on his Argentine driving licence but is then required to apply for a provisional licence and pass the British theory and practical driving tests.
Sentencing for both offences will take place at Lancaster Magistrates on 20 December.