Carlos Tevez given driving ban at Lancaster hearing

Carlos Tevez
Carlos Tevez

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been disqualified from driving at a hearing at Lancaster Magistrates Court today.

The court imposed an interim ban on the Argentinian, who did not attend the hearing, after he failed to provide information when his car was clocked speeding in Morecambe.

It is understood his vehicle was caught breaking the speed limit in the town on March 28 when he played for City’s reserves against Morecambe Reserves.

His solicitor, Gwyn Lewis, told the court his client accepted he did not provide identification - which carries six penalty points - and that under the totting up procedure he was now liable for disqualification.

Mr Lewis asked the magistrates to impose an interim disqualification and adjourn sentencing so that a separate case, where his Porsche Panamera was seized on November 15 in Manchester as he could not produce a full UK driving licence, could be dealt with at the same time.

The magistrates agreed and listed the matter in Lancaster for December 20 when the length of the suspension will be set.

In February 2009, when he played for Manchester United, his Bentley Continental GT Speed was removed by police near junction 6 of the M60 in February 2009 after it was found he did not have a full UK driving licence.

As an Argentinian driving licence holder, Tevez, from Prestbury, Cheshire, may drive in Britain for the first 12 months of his stay in the country but must then apply for a provisional licence and pass the UK driving theory and practical test.