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David Beckham slapped with six-month long driving ban for using phone at the wheel

Team OD  | Updated: May 13, 2019, 11:40 AM IST

The former Manchester United and England footballer, David Beckham pleaded guilty of using the phone while driving his Bentley in the 'slow-moving' traffic of Central London on November 21, 2018. This added six more points to the six he already had on his licence for speeding, and ended in a six-month long ban. He was also fined £750 (Rs 68,210) and was ordered to pay £100 (Rs 9,094) in prosecution and £75 (Rs 6,821).

Bromley Magistrates' Court heard Beckham was seen "operating a handheld device at knee level" while driving along Great Portland Street in the West End.

Beckham was photographed by a member of the public holding his phone as he drove past Great Portland Street in the West End. Gerrard Tyrrell, Beckham's lawyer said that he cannot remember the aforementioned incident. "Instead of looking straight ahead and paying attention to the road, he appeared to be looking at his lap," said the prosecutor Matthew Spratt.

Judge Moore acknowledged the slow-moving traffic, however, told him there can be "no excuse" under the law.

Image source - BBC

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