Ade Akinbiyi fined for driving uninsured car

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Image caption Ade Akinbiyi has played for more than 12 clubs during his career

Ex-Premier League striker Ade Akinbiyi has been fined for driving an uninsured car filled with too many people.

The Colwyn Bay player/coach was caught driving five adults and a child inside an Audi A5 on the A55 in north Wales.

The former Leicester City and Burnley front man was convicted of carrying passengers in a manner likely to cause danger and having no insurance.

Flintshire magistrates fined the 40-year-old £1,000 with £145 costs and six points were put on his driving licence.

Akinbiyi, of Dutton, Warrington, did not attend the hearing in Mold, but magistrates were told he was stopped on 25 October last year near Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire.

When it was pointed out that there were four other adults and a child aged 10-12 in the five-seat car, he said: "Yes, I know, sorry."

Akinbiyi, who won one cap for Nigeria, also had spells at Norwich City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stoke City, Sheffield United and Houston Dynamo.

He came close to signing for Newport County in 2011, but the Exiles changed their mind about the deal.

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