Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez managed to avoid a prison sentence today, after pleading guilty to driving while disqualified, at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court.
He was disqualified from driving on 16th January, until May 25th, but acting on information received from an anonymous caller, Police were called to the Mottram Hall Hotel and Golf Club in Cheshire at around 4pm on March 7th. He was seen getting into and driving off in a white Porsche Cayenne around 5pm. Upon being arrested he told the officer “I only live down the road. Two minutes.”
Tevez was banned for a further six months, fined £1000 plus costs and ordered to do 250 hours community service. The maximum sentence for the offence being six months in prison.
The incident has prompted an outcry by the MIB on uninsured drivers, stating that the striker faces joining a “disgraced squad of footballers who have dropped the ball when it comes to car insurance”
Ashton West, MIB CEO, said “Footballers hold a unique position in our society – her worshipped from the pub to playground. Given their profile and status, you would expect footballers to take their role-model positions amongst younger males more seriously. Every driver is responsible for making sure appropriate motor insurance is in place. No-one is above the law”.