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Carlos Tevez has banned from driving, fined, and given 250 hours of community service after he admitted driving offences. Our correspondent Rob Smith was in court
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has left court after being sentenced to 250 hours of community service, a six-month driving ban and a £1,000 fine.
He pleaded guilty at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court to driving while disqualified and without insurance.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been fined £1000 and ordered to 250 hours of community work, after driving while disqualified and having no insurance.
Tevez will also be disqualified from driving again for six months.
Magistrates in Macclesfield have ordered Carlos Tevez to speak to a probation official, so they can decide on a possible community sentence against the striker.
The court believes a "community penalty" is the starting point for Tevez because he has served a "significant proportion" of his driving ban.
Magistrates have retired to consider their sentencing options in the case of Carlos Tevez.
The footballer has admitted driving while disqualified.
Tevez was originally banned for failing to respond to police letters over speeding tickets.
He insisted he hadn't understood them.
The striker's lawyer insists a lengthy period of disqualification has "already been served" and that he should face a "community penalty."
Carlos Tevez has pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified and without insurance.
Tevez was caught driving in Mottram on March 7th. He was banned in January.
Police followed the striker from Mottram Golf Club after an anonymous tip off. He was stopped and said: "I only live down the road."
Manchester City football player Carlos Tevez arrives at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court where he is to face charges that he drove while disqualified and without insurance.
Carlos Tevez has arrived at court in Macclesfield to face a charge of driving while disqualified.
Tevez also faces a charge of driving without insurance. If convicted, he could be jailed for six months.
The Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez is due to appear at Macclesfield Magistrates Court today charged with driving while disqualified and without insurance.
The Argentine striker was arrested near his home in Alderley Edge last month.
Tevez was banned by Manchester Magistrates in January after pleading guilty to two counts of failing to provide information relating to incidents in which his Hummer vehicle was caught speeding. He also admitted not having a proper UK driving licence.
Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez was charged today with driving while disqualified and without insurance, police said.
The striker was arrested near his home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, last Thursday.
He answered bail at Cheshire Police's custody suite in Middlewich today where he was formally charged.
Tevez was further bailed to appear at Macclesfield Magistrates Court on April 3.
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Footballer Carlos Tevez has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, police sources confirmed.