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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.

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.

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.

Tevez now faces prosecution for driving without a valid licence.

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.

"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."

The maximum penalty for driving without a valid licence carries a £1,000 fine and six points.

Tevez is not the first Manchester United player to fall foul of traffic laws.

Cristiano Ronaldo was stopped by police in 2007 and fined for having blacked-out windows on his £140,000 Bentley convertible.

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.

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.



Source: Telegraph