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Carlos Tevez: Driving Ban For Man City Player
Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez has been disqualified from driving after being caught speeding in his Porsche.
The ban comes less than a fortnight after the striker's luxury car was removed from the road by police.
His Porsche Panamera was impounded in Manchester on November 15 as he could not produce a full UK driving licence.
Two days later, the 28-year-old mimicked driving a vehicle after he scored twice in his team's Premier League win at home to Aston Villa.
Now, Lancaster magistrates have 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 his vehicle was caught breaking the speed limit in the town on March 28 where he was playing for City's reserves.
His 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.
Mr Lewis asked the magistrates to impose an interim disqualification and adjourn sentencing so the "no licence case" from Manchester could be dealt with at the same time.
The magistrates agreed and listed the matter in Lancaster for December 20, when the length of the suspension will be set.
As an Argentinian driving licence holder, Tevez, from Prestbury, Cheshire, is permitted to drive in Britain for the first 12 months of his stay in the country.
But he is then required to apply for a provisional licence and pass the UK driving theory and practical tests.
The striker joined West Ham United in 2006 and then moved to Manchester United a season later. He signed for Manchester City in the summer of 2009.