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Peter Shilton drink-driving: England legend banned from road

England legend Peter Shilton banned from road after admitting drink-driving charge

By
Ben Kendall, Press Association

PUBLISHED:

11:58 GMT, 19 March 2013

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UPDATED:

14:15 GMT, 19 March 2013

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton has been banned from the road after admitting drink-driving.

The 63-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge during a 15-minute hearing at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning.

The court heard that he was found to have more than double the legal amount of alcohol in his system when he was breathalysed on February 24.

Ban: Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, pictured with his partner Stephanie Hayward, was banned from the road after admitting drink-driving at Colchester Magistrates Court

Ban: Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, pictured with his partner Stephanie Hayward, was banned from the road after admitting drink-driving at Colchester Magistrates Court

He was driving a 2010-registered Jaguar XF near the Essex home of his girlfriend, Stephanie Hayward, at the time and was caught after an anonymous tip-off to police.

As he left court, Shilton, who won a record 125 England caps, said: 'I’ve nothing to say, really – just that I had a very fair hearing.'

He left in a taxi from the nearby Colchester Town railway station.

Magistrate Ilona Perkins-Van Mil banned Shilton from driving for 20 months and ordered him to pay fines and costs totalling 1,020.

The court heard that Shilton had been drinking wine at a family celebration throughout the day but did not think he was over the limit.

Admission: Shilton attended a 15-minute hearing, where he pleaded guilty

Admission: Shilton attended a 15-minute hearing, where he pleaded guilty

Prosecutor Joseph Stickings said police were called to Ms Hayward’s home at about 8.35pm.

They had received an anonymous tip-off that a man, who seemed drunk, had been driving nearby.

'As police were speaking to a woman at the address, Mr Shilton pulled up behind the police car,' Stickings said.

'The officer spoke to him and could smell alcohol on his breath. He was tested and provided a positive breath test.'

Shilton wore a charcoal suit with a tie today and spoke only to confirm his name and address and enter a plea.

He arrived with singer Ms Hayward, who sat in court wearing a black dress with lace sleeves.

Legend Former Nottingham Forest, Stoke and Derby No 1 Shilton represented England a record 125 times

Legend Former Nottingham Forest, Stoke and Derby No 1 Shilton represented England a record 125 times

Paul Tawn, mitigating, said Shilton
would find it difficult to pay any fine because his finances were
'complicated' as he is currently going through a divorce and selling his
house.

He added: 'He’d had a very pleasant day at a family celebration and had consumed wine with meals throughout the day.

'He had gone to move his car closer to his partner’s address because he had an early start.

'He didn’t travel far, just a couple of streets, and wasn’t driving very quickly at all.

'He was aware he had consumed alcohol but it was throughout the day so he did not think he was over the limit – if he had, he would not have pulled up behind the police officer.'

Paying the penalty: Shilton just fails to save a spot-kick during the 1990 World Cup semi-final shootout

Paying the penalty: Shilton just fails to save a spot-kick during the 1990 World Cup semi-final shootout

Tawn described the arrest as a 'matter
of deep regret' for Shilton, who has three points on his licence
following a speeding offence in March 2011.

Perkins-Van Mil warned Shilton he could face custody if he breached the ban and ordered him to pay the fine in full before leaving the building.

As well as appearing 125 times for his country, Shilton played more than 1,000 competitive matches for 11 different clubs including Leicester, Stoke, Nottingham Forest, Derby and Southampton during his career.

London 2012 Olympics: Daley Thompson – My five Americans to watch

My five Americans to watch at the London Olympics

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UPDATED:

23:03 GMT, 5 July 2012

I was surprised at America's lack of depth in a lot of events they were previously very good at: the men's discus, javelin, long jump and high jump in particular.

Only two triple jumpers had the 'A' standard. On the track, the men's 200 metres wasn't that good. There was nothing there to vaguely worry the Jamaicans. It was a bit of a shock because of the numbers of athletes the US have to select from. Either the athletes are just not doing it or the coaching's not as good as it should be.

But there's still an appetite for track and field in the US. Eugene in Oregon, where the trials were held, calls itself Track Town USA . Even in the rain there were more than 20,000 people at Hayward Field.

And despite the US team's problems, I reckon these five will be worth watching out for:

U.S. triple jumper Christian Taylor

In-form: World record holder Eaton

Ashton Eaton: decathlon

The fact he set a world record in poor conditions impressed me, plus he was 656 points in front of the next guy, Trey Hardee, who is the current world champion and probably the second best guy in the world. You look at Eaton's new best and think he's still got a lot left to show, particularly in the high jump, 400m and javelin.

Allyson Felix: 100M, 200m, 4 x 100m relay

I was surprised Jeneba Tarmoh pulled out of the run-out against Felix after the two of them dead-heated for third in the 100m final, but I'm not sure running the 100m as well as the 200m is going to be good for Allyson. She tends to run better when she's just got the one thing to do and she was unbelievable in the 200m. She set a new personal best of 21.69 – the fourth fastest time ever.

Ashton Eaton

Christian Taylor: Triple Jump

The world champion (above) put in a very professional performance. He did one jump to qualify for the final and then jumped 17.63m to win the competition with his first jump. He's going to pose a big threat to Phillips Idowu, or maybe it's the other way round: I think it's Phillips who is the challenger now.

Aries Merritt: 110m hurdles

Merritt and world champion Jason Richardson both ran really well and dipped under 13 seconds in the final. Jeff Porter, whose wife Tiffany has made the British team in the 100m hurdles, came in third. If the conditions had been better a world record might have been on the cards because Richardson ran 12.98 in his semifinal. Two runs under 13 seconds in just over an hour is pretty good.

Galen Rupp

Genuine threat: Impressive Rupp

Galen Rupp: 5,000m, 10,000m

For the last couple of years he's always looked really strong but didn't seem to have a lot of speed to kick at the finish. But he really bombed along in the final lap of the 5,000m to outsprint former 1500m Olympic silver medallist Bernard Lagat. You don't need to warn Mo Farah about Rupp because he trains with him every day, but can he provide a genuine challenge to Mo, the Ethiopians and Kenyans in London Yes, why not

Derby 0 Ipswich 0: Frank Fielding denies Tractor Boys

Derby 0 Ipswich 0: Fielding ploughs lone furrow to deny Tractor Boys

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UPDATED:

16:30 GMT, 7 April 2012

Fine saves: Frank Fielding preserved point

Fine saves: Frank Fielding preserved point

Ipswich missed out on the chance to leapfrog Derby in the npower Championship table after the two sides played out an entertaining goalless draw at Pride Park.

The visitors were on the front foot for long periods and Rams goalkeeper Frank Fielding made a pair of fine first-half saves from Michael Chopra and Lee Martin.

After the interval Fielding touched a Jay Emmanuel-Thomas drive onto the post and Town were unable to find a way through.

Derby's main threat came from the
pace of Theo Robinson in attack and Ben Davies' set-piece delivery, and
Jason Shackell had a header from the latter's corner cleared off the
line in the closing moments.

MATCH FACTS

DERBY: Fielding, Naylor, Buxton, Shackell, Roberts, Green, Hendrick, Bryson, Davies, Ward (Tyson 78), Robinson. Unused subs: Severn, Bailey, Carroll, Bennett.

Booked: Shackell.

IPSWICH: Lee-Barrett, Edwards, Delaney, Smith, Cresswell, Leadbitter, Drury, Emmanuel-Thomas (Bowyer 82), Martin (Scotland 69), Murphy, Chopra (Stevenson 84). Unused subs: Wright, Sonko.

Referee: Mark Hayward

The point lifts the Rams up to 12 in the table, while Ipswich remain a point behind them in 15th.

Jamie Ward returned to the Derby
attack in place of illness victim Steve Davies, the only change made by
boss Nigel Clough from last week's 1-1 draw at Bristol City.

Paul Jewell named the same Ipswich XI that recorded a 1-0 home triumph over Barnsley to face his former club.

In the 10th minute Darryl Murphy capitalised on an error from Rams
defender Jake Buxton to raid down the left wing and cut the ball back to
Chopra, whose shot on the turn drew a splendid save from Fielding
diving away to his right.

Derby
were a threat on the counter attack, largely through top-scorer
Robinson, but he delayed his shot at the vital moment when he found a
21st minute opening.

Fielding was undoubtedly busier than his opposite number Arran
Lee-Barrett and the former England Under-21 international produced an
acrobatic stop to deny Martin from 25 yards shortly after Town
midfielder Andy Drury drove narrowly past the post.

At the other end Robinson got on the end of a low Gareth Roberts cross but could only find the side netting.

Ipswich regained the assendancy after the interval and Grant Leadbitter flashed an effort over the bar following a well-timed run into the Derby area.

In the 51st minute Chopra teed-up Murphy on the edge of the box but his attempt also ended up beyond the crossbar.

Robinson continued to keep the Town defence on their toes and as the hour approached he was just off target with a spectacular scissor-kick from Davies' corner, before heading wide from his team-mate's next set piece.

Davies was then off target with a shot of his own before Emmanuel-Thomas came agonisingly close to giving Ipswich the lead.

The former Arsenal youngster cut in from the right wing and drilled towards the top corner, but Fielding got a vital touch and the ball cannoned back off the foot of the post.

Derby almost stole the points with five minutes remaining as the visitors once again failed to deal with a Davies corner and Shackell's header was hacked off the line by Aaron Creswell.