Jermain Defoe In Newest Motoring Offences Saga
Footballer Jermain Defoe has appeared in court for the newest in his very own saga of driving offences.
The 27 year old was arrested by police in October final year for utilizing his mobile mobile phone whilst driving along Chigwell Lane in Loughton.
Pleading guilty to these latest motoring offences, the Tottenham and England player was fined £800 and had a more three penalty points on his driving licence.
He was also ordered by Chelmsford Magistrates Court to pay out £930 in legal fees and £15 in victim surcharges.
Speaking to the Guardian Series, Frank O’Toole, District Crown Prosecutor mentioned: ” We get motoring offences very seriously and driving while using a mobile cellphone means the driver poses a significant danger to other road customers as he is not giving his total focus to his driving or to the road.”
Possessing presently committed a series of driving offences between 2008 and 2010, the footballer now has eleven points on his licence. With a ban on driving issued with twelve penalty factors, the star is only 1 level away from getting his licence revoked.
In January, he was ordered to shell out £400 and incurred 4 points on his licence for driving at 45mph in a 30mph zone in Might 2008. He was also disqualified from driving for six months in July 2008 and for a additional 6 months in 2009 for speeding.
Defoe started his football profession at the age of fourteen when he joined the youth staff at Charlton Athletic prior to moving to West Ham United at sixteen. He spent the following number of many years building new capabilities as a footballer with a extremely productive loan spell at Bournemouth catapulting him into the West Ham very first team.
He has been with Tottenham Hotspur because 2004, paying a year with Portsmouth before returning to Spurs in 2009.
On a nationwide degree, Defoe has won 45 caps for England given that 2004, scoring 15 ambitions, despite never playing a full 90 minutes.