Speeding Keegan gets driving ban

Former England manager Kevin Keegan has been banned from driving for six-months after being caught speeding.

The 57-year-old ex-Newcastle United boss, from Hale, Cheshire, added another three points to the nine already on his licence after he was caught driving 36mph in a 30mph zone.

He did not contest the punishment handed to him by Carlisle magistrates, saying he "could in no way plead poverty" and would be able to pay whatever fine the court saw fit.

Keegan, who did not attend court, previously pleaded guilty via the post after he was recorded by a laser device on the A69 near Carlisle on August 27 .

The court was told he was caught speeding after coming out of a "stressful meeting" with Newcastle and "his head was in turmoil" - he resigned from his second spell in charge of the Premier League club a week later.

In a letter to the court, Keegan said the A69 was a difficult road "in terms of the speed restrictions, as it continually changes".

Magistrates fined him £750 and ordered costs of £35 and a £15 victim surcharge to be paid to the court.

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