Carlos Tevez admits driving while disqualified

Carlos Tevez outside Macclesfield Magistrates Court

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez has been ordered to carry out 250 hours of community service after driving while disqualified and without insurance.

The 29-year-old of Alderley Edge, Cheshire, was also banned from driving for six months and fined £1,000.

He was arrested after breaking an earlier driving ban for failing to reply to police letters about speeding.

Magistrates heard Tevez does not have a UK licence because he has struggled to pass the theory test in English.

Argentine striker Tevez was stopped by police on 7 March as he left the Mottram Hall Hotel and Golf Club in Cheshire, Macclesfield Magistrates' Court heard.

Kate Marchuk, prosecuting, said: "There had been a call from an anonymous caller, that the defendant had driven a white Range Rover to the golf club whilst disqualified."

In fact Tevez did not get into the Range Rover, but left the club at about 17:00 GMT in a white Porsche Cayenne.

He was stopped nearby and arrested for driving while disqualified and having no insurance.

He told the officer: "I only live down the road. Two minutes."

Tevez was taken to the police station and later bailed but at a second interview made no reply to police questions.

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