Tevez barred from driving for over speeding

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 08:50 hrs

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been disqualified from driving less than a fortnight after his luxury car was removed from the road by police.

Tevez imitated driving a vehicle after he scored twice in his team's Premier League win at home to Aston Villa on 17 November.

Two days earlier his Porsche Panamera was confiscated in Manchester, as he could not produce a full UK driving licence.

On Monday, Lancaster magistrates imposed an interim ban on him for a separate matter in which he failed to provide information when his car was clocked speeding in Morecambe.

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

Tevez's 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.

"My instructions are though he was not the driver on that occasion I am not going to argue against a ban on grounds of exceptional hardship," the Guardian quoted Lewis, as saying.

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

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