South West Wales

Swansea City star Kemy Agustien's 39-point driving ban

Kemy Agustien
Image caption Kemy Agustien was fined a total of £3,135 and ordered to pay costs of £510

Swansea City footballer Kemy Agustien has been banned from driving for a year after clocking up 39 penalty points.

Agustien, 26, was charged with five counts of failing to identify a driver and one of speeding, which were proved in his absence on 10 April.

The Dutch midfielder already had six points on his licence and on Wednesday he was given a further 33 by Neath magistrates for the latest offences.

His points total of 39 is 27 more than the usual banning limit of 12 points.

Magistrates previously heard Agustien broke a 30mph speed limit in Swansea on 17 September last year.

He also failed to identify a driver on five occasions in 2012 - on 29 October, 19 November, twice on 26 November and again three days later.

Agustien was fined £3,135 and ordered to pay £510 costs on top of the ban.

Injuries have hampered Agustien's time with Swansea since joining the club in 2010 following his release by AZ Alkmaar.

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