Footballer banned after car call

Footballer banned after car call

A former Manchester United footballer has been banned from driving for 12 months after admitting to using his mobile phone while speeding.

Chris Eagles, 26, who now plays on the wing for Bolton Wanderers, was measured in his luxury Bentley Continental car travelling 60mph in a 40mph zone on Princess Parkway in Manchester.

At the same time, Eagles was using a mobile phone.

The incident happened at around 1.30pm on June 9 last year and Manchester Magistrates' Court heard from prosecutor Alan Richardson that Eagles had seven points on his licence already from driving without insurance in 2009. Car insurance is a legal requirement in the UK.

Eagles, of Bowdon, Cheshire, was not in court but his solicitors sent a letter to say he agreed with the disqualification. He was given seven penalty points on his licence and automatically disqualified from driving for 12 months.

In addition he had to pay £265 in speeding fines and £100 for mobile phone use while driving. A victim surcharge of £115 and £390 was also levied.

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