Carlos Tevez given driving ban

Jan 17, 2013, 09:19 IST | AFP

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was disqualified from driving for six months yesterday, after a court heard he failed to understand a letter sent to him by police

The 28-year-old Argentina international, who did not attend the hearing at a court in Manchester, was also ordered to pay £1,540 ($2,469, 1,855 euros) in fines and costs.

Tevez pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to provide information relating to incidents when his car was clocked speeding. His solicitor, Gwyn Lewis, told the court he did not recognise the word ‘constabulary’ on the police letters.

“He does understand the word ‘police’, but not more complicated words. The letters are written from Cheshire Constabulary and the word police doesn’t appear on it anywhere,” Lewis said.

“The correspondence was not dealt with properly and that has resulted in these offences,” he added. 

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