Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez fined for speeding offence

Argentine star has been fined a total of £110 for the offence that happened last November when his car was spotted travelling eight miles per hour over the limit
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been fined £60 and recieved three penalty points on his driving licence after being found guilty of speeding.

The Argentine was clocked at 38mph in a 30 zone in November 2010 shortly after Manchester City's goalless draw against Birmingham City.

On February 12, Tevez was accused of failing to disclose the identity of the driver in his Bentley and could have faced six penalty points.

Oldham Magistrates' Court was told that Tevez denied seeing the penalty notice as his advisers dealt with his post due to his lack of English, but they could not categorically say the letter did not arrive.

Tevez did not attend the hearing and recieved the penalty points and a £60 fine as well as a bill for £35 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

His solicitor, Gwyn Lewis, told the court his client would be unable to take a place on a speed awareness course to replace the three penalty points because of his failure to respond to the penalty notice .

"He has suffered as a result of not answering the query," Lewis said.

In February 2009, when a Manchester United player, Tevez's car was seized by police after it emerged he did not have a full UK driving licence.