The former Sunderland footballer Stephane Sessegnon has been banned from driving for 20 months, after pleading guilty to drink driving and driving without a full UK licence or insurance.
The striker, who now plays for West Brom, was stopped by police in Newcastle in August.
Lucy Taylor reports.
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