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Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, banned from driving and fined more than £80,000 for 2 careless driving offences

Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish has been banned from driving for 9 months and fined £82,499 for 2 careless driving offences.

The England international, 25,  was sentenced at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, after previously pleading responsible to 2 charges, linked to the incident by which his 4×4 hit two parked vehicles in Dickens Heath, Solihull, West Midlands and reversing ‘at speed’ into parked vehicles in his £80,000 Range Rover following a lockdown social gathering. 

A judge was advised {that a} witness stated that Grealish smelled of “intoxicating liquor” and was slurring his words instantly after the crash on March 29.

The incident occured less than 24 hours after he issued a Twitter video message urging folks to remain at home to save lots of lives and protect the NHS.

He additionally pleaded responsible to a separate offence of careless driving after prosecutors stated an unmarked police car noticed him driving at more than 90mph alongside the M42 at “close to an intimidating distance” on October 18.

Grealish of Barnt Green, Worcestershire was additionally ordered to pay prices of £220 and a sufferer surcharge of £181, taking his total in costs and fines to £82,900 – all payable inside seven days.

The winger can even have to use for a brand new licence, as soon as his ban ends.

Sentencing, District Judge John Bristow, advised the winger: “The offence on March 29 was committed six days after the national coronavirus lockdown was announced.

“You should have been at home, you do not assert you had any proper reason not to be.

“You should not have been driving on March 29 – this is a further aggravating characteristic.”

He added: “The two offences were committed within seven months of each other, you have caused damage by your driving and you have driven in an intimidating way at excessive speeds on a motorway.”

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