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Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez back behind the wheel

Tevez back behind the wheel just days after court bans him for six months…

By
Andy James

PUBLISHED:

13:09 GMT, 8 April 2013

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UPDATED:

16:33 GMT, 8 April 2013

Carlos Tevez has been driving officials at Manchester City round the bend recently.

And Roberto Mancini will no doubt be fuming to discover his star striker is back behind the wheel just days after admitting to a court that he was caught without insurance while disqualified.

But the Italian need not worry, because while Tevez serves a six-month ban from driving on the road, he was been getting his vehicle fix around the golf course.

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy


Carlos Tevez

The 29-year-old
was found guilty at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court in Cheshire last
week and was ordered to pay 1,145 in court costs, as well as a fine, on
top of the driving sanctions and added punishment of community service,
which he started on Friday.

Tevez was on the golf course 24 hours after starting his sentence, for which he must complete 250 hours.

Court in the act: Tevez was banned from driving after an appearance in front of Macclesfield magistrates on Wednesday... but he'll be back in action tonight in the Manchester derby

Court in the act: Tevez was banned from driving after an appearance in front of Macclesfield magistrates on Wednesday… but he'll be back in action tonight in the Manchester derby

Court in the act: Tevez was banned from driving after an appearance at Macclesfield Magistrates Court on Wednesday... but he'll be back in action tonight in the Manchester derby

The Argentine arrived for his
cleaning duties in a 100,000 Porsche, chauffeur-driven to the site in
Cheshire where he was soon informed that he would be cleaning a 30ft
storage container owned by the Probation Service, according to The Sun.

He worked for two hours cleaning
equipment including brushes, wheelbarrows, lawnmowers and spades. Maybe
that's why he thought it was a good idea to scrub up on his golf skills,
too.

Carlos Tevez begins community service arrives in Porsche rows with fan

Dropped off in his Porsche, Tevez kicks off community service with a cleaning job… before rowing with fan who took photo of him in hi-vis jacket

By
David Kent

PUBLISHED:

08:34 GMT, 8 April 2013

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UPDATED:

08:43 GMT, 8 April 2013

Carlos Tevez began his community service sentence in style – by arriving for his cleaning duties in a 100,000 Porsche.

The Manchester City forward was ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work after he admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance.

But the 29-year-old, who donned a hi-vis jacket, failed to keep a low profile after rowing with a fan who took a photo of the Argentine.

On the field: Carlos Tevez trains ahead of the Manchester derby having started his community service

On the field: Carlos Tevez trains ahead of the Manchester derby having started his community service

Tevez was chauffeur-driven to the site in Cheshire on Friday morning and he was soon informed that he would be cleaning a 30ft storage container owned by the Probation Service, according to The Sun.

It holds equipment including brushes, wheelbarrows, lawnmowers and spades and the City player, who also brought an interpreter, spent two hours carrying out his duties.

'Tevez was wearing a hi-vis orange jacket with Community Payback on
the back, plus a hat, black Community Payback issue boots, and grey joggers,' a source told The Sun.

'He took a fair bit out of the container — it looked like he had to take it
out to tidy it up.'

But his short stay turned sour when a fan tried to take a photo of Tevez, who took offence.

Bib of a different kind: Tevez wore a hi-vis vest as he started clearing out a 30ft unit

Bib of a different kind: Tevez wore a hi-vis vest as he started clearing out a 30ft unit

'He must have thought it was a great photo opportunity, but Tevez saw him
and stormed up to him saying, “Give me phone. Delete photo, delete photo,”' the source said.

'He must have said no because Tevez tried to reach for the phone to snatch it.

'But then the probation officer stepped in to defuse the situation. He was
asked to delete it so he did. He didn’t want to get anyone in trouble.'

Tevez, who is in the squad
to face Manchester United at Old Trafford tonight, soon put the row
behind him however as he took to the golf course on Saturday.

The 200,000-a-week Argentina forward
was caught by police on March 7 — after an anonymous tip-off — leaving a
Cheshire golf club behind the wheel of a Porsche Cayenne while already
banned.

No worries: Roberto Mancini is not concerned about Tevez being affected by his punishment

No worries: Roberto Mancini is not concerned about Tevez being affected by his punishment

Passing sentence, chair of the bench
Elizabeth Depares told the defendant: ‘Mr Tevez, you must realise you
are a role model to thousands, if not millions, of fans but nobody is
above the law. You should not have been driving.’

When asked if the community service
was likely to cause a problem for City, boss Roberto Mancini said: 'I don't think so,
no. I didn't speak with him about this.

'I think that Carlos made a mistake and he will pay for this. But usually he has good behaviour.'

Another City player, Samir Nasri, was also been banned from driving last week.

Mancini does not think these incidents badly affect the image of the club.

He said: 'I don't think this. This is their private life. We can do nothing about this. This can happen sometimes.'

Tony Pulis dodges driving ban

Pulis dodges driving ban after arguing 'chauffeur could leak Stoke secrets'

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UPDATED:

12:47 GMT, 22 March 2012

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has dodged a driving ban despite being caught by police doing 96mph on a Warwickshire motorway.

Pulis convinced magistrates that handing him a ban would cause hardship to him and the people of Stoke-on-Trent.

The 54-year-old Welshman had reached 15 penalty points with the offence but said he could not use a chauffeur as that could lead to leaks of confidential phone calls concerning the club made while on the road.

In hot water: Stoke manager Tony Pulis was caught speeding on the M42

In hot water: Stoke manager Tony Pulis was caught speeding on the M42

Pulis argued that leaks of conversations with chairman Peter Coates could even lead to the club being relegated from the Premier League, which would put local businesses at risk.

His lawyer, Mike Stephenson, told the court: 'There are numerous phone calls every day between Mr Pulis and the chairman which are totally confidential between them.

'That has contributed to the success of the football club.

'As a result of being in the Premiership it has put Stoke-on-Trent on the map.

'It has led to numerous businesses being set up. A number of them are totally reliant on Stoke City, and those businesses would suffer if they were relegated.'

Pulis had pleaded guilty through his lawyer in his absence at a hearing in Leamington last month to a charge of speeding on the M42 in north Warwickshire.

The offence occurred on November 6 last year, when Pulis was driving in a BMW 530DM back to his home in Poole having seen his side thrashed 5-0 at Bolton. There was a variable speed limit of 60mph on the section of the M42 in north Warwickshire at the time.

Stoke on the map: Relegation would threaten local businesses, Pulis argued

Stoke on the map: Relegation would threaten local businesses, Pulis argued

Pulis, who already had nine points on his licence, was handed six penalty points for the offence taking him three above the 12-point totting up limit.

But the presiding magistrate accepted a ban would cause unnecessary hardship because of 'the unusual nature of the business and the necessity of confidentiality.'

Pulis was fined 2,500 and ordered to pay 85 costs and a 15 victim surcharge, and given seven days to pay in full.