Driving Blues: Tevez may face prison for 'driving while disqualified'

Driving Blues: Tevez may face prison for 'driving while disqualified'

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is facing a possible prison spell after being charged with driving while disqualified.

Tevez, 29, was also charged with driving without insurance and will appear in court just days before his club faces Manchester United in a vital game at Old Trafford.
The Argentinian was allegedly driving his white Porsche Cayenne when a tip-off resulted in police stopping him.

He had been banned just weeks previously after admitting two counts of failing to furnish information after his Humvee was caught speeding.

Tevez denies he was at the wheel on both occasions and stated he did not respond to the notices because he did not understand the word "constabulary".

Police said: "Cheshire Constabulary has charged a 29-year-old man from Alderley Edge with offences of driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

"The man was arrested on the A538 in Macclesfield at 5.13pm on Thursday, March 7, and later released on police bail."

If found guilty, the footballer faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison, however the courts can also consider community service or an ASBO.

The star may miss Manchester City's derby with United, as well as the FA Cup semi-finals if convicted.

He is the latest in a line of reckless footballers caught flouting driving laws – in Spain, Real Madrid players Karim Benzema and Micheal Essien were both caught speeding, with Benzema facing a huge fine after being clocked at over 60mph more than the speed limit. Police in Spain allege he was racing through the city centre on Mediterranean party-island Ibiza.
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