Police seize Manchester United footballer Carlos Tevez’’s carFebruary 8th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
London, February 8 (ANI): Manchester United footballer Carlos Tevezs white Bentley car, worth 140,000 pounds, has been seized by police.
Cops pulled over the 25-year-old Argentinian striker, while he was driving to the club’’s training ground on the M60, because its windows were too dark.
They initially warned him that the windows of his car were heavily tinted, but later seized the vehicle upon realising that the football ace did not have a full UK licence.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman says that the car was taken to a compound because there was no one with Tevez, who could be asked to drive the vehicle home.
He has revealed that Tevez hitched a lift from another team-mate Patrice Evra, who was also in a Bentley.
Tevez now faces prosecution for driving without a valid licence, he adds.
“Shortly after 9.20am on Friday 6 February 2009, traffic officers pulled over a Bentley close to junction 7 of the M60, the Telegraph quoted the spokesman as saying.
“The officers were concerned certain windows were illegally tinted. They were tested and found to be too dark so a prohibition notice was issued to the driver.
“When asked to provide his documentation, it was discovered the driver did not have a full UK driving licence and was advised to arrange removal of the car.
“As he could not arrange the car was removed under Section 165 of Road Traffic Act 1988,” he added.
The maximum penalty for driving without a valid licence carries a 1,000-pound fine, and six points. (ANI)
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