Manchester United footballer Carlos Tevez's car seized by police

07 February 2009 12:13
Tevez, 25, the Argentinian striker, was pulled over while driving to the club's training ground on the M60.[LNB]Officers warned him his windows were too heavily tinted but then seized the car when they realised he did not have a full UK licence. [LNB]Police took the £140,000 white car to a compound because he had no one to drive it home, while Patrice Evra, another team-mate, also in a Bentley, stopped to give Tevez a lift. [LNB]Tevez now faces prosecution for driving without a valid licence.[LNB]A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "Shortly after 9.20am on Friday 6 February 2009, traffic officers pulled over a Bentley close to junction 7 of the M60.[LNB]"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.[LNB]"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.[LNB]"As he could not arrange the car was removed under Section 165 of Road Traffic Act 1988."[LNB]The maximum penalty for driving without a valid licence carries a £1,000 fine and six points.[LNB]Tevez is not the first Manchester United player to fall foul of traffic laws.[LNB]Cristiano Ronaldo was stopped by police in 2007 and fined for having blacked-out windows on his £140,000 Bentley convertible.[LNB]Ronaldo was stopped by police again on Thursday and given "advice" by police who thought he was speeding but did not manage to register his actual speed.[LNB]A police source said that, by the time the officers had prepared their monitoring equipment, the Portuguese ace had slowed down from about 55mph in the 50mph zone.[LNB][LNB]

Source: Telegraph