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Pienaar fined for speeding

2012-05-10 14:43

Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Steven Pienaar, who is on loan at Everton, has been fined £1 000 and had seven points added to his driving licence - after telling a court he missed a previous hearing because he moved house, according to the bournelocal.co.uk website.

The 30-year-old Bafana Bafana international was previously found guilty in his absence of failing to disclose who was driving his Aston Martin DBS after it was twice caught speeding last October.

As he appeared in a secure dock wearing blue jeans and a black jacket, he laughed as the court clerk told magistrates: "Apparently he's a footballer. I'm not a football fan."

His lawyer, Gwynn Lewis, said Pienaar had missed the hearing after moving from his previous address in Theydon Road, Epping, Essex, to Ibbotson Lane, Liverpool, when he was loaned back to former club Everton by Tottenham in January.

Prosecutor Joseph Stickings told the court the Aston Martin was caught by a fixed speed camera on Lambourne Road, Chigwell, doing 38mph in a 30mph zone on October 10 and again doing 43mph on the same road on October 21.

Pienaar paid the fine of £1 000 plus £175 in legal costs and a victim surcharge before leaving court. He was given three points for the 38mph offence and four for the 43mph offence.

Sport24

Comments
  • Abdul - 2012-05-10 14:55

    Hey Stevie, you should know better and should be setting an example....You're great on the field, so make the right moves on the road. DON'T DO FATAL MOVES. See the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom

  • zami.romm - 2012-05-10 15:00

    He is gonna be broke now :)

      Itumeleng - 2012-05-15 10:01

      He earns a thousand times more that you, in a day.

  • Bob - 2012-05-10 16:15

    Really is this worthy of news, he probably forgot he wasn't in SA, the English courts don't take kindly if you disrespect them.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-05-10 16:53

    Good, he should abide by the Laws Of The Road

  • mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-05-10 18:08

    I wonder if any local player drives an Aston Martin DBS(RESPECT THE NAME). Besides the players who returned hme after stints abroad.

  • Vashnih Mundroh - 2012-05-10 18:40

    How many ppl exceeded speed on that day? Did they ever went to News 24 and reported them or just because is Pienaar den they have to make noise abt it? that fine is nothing to Pienaar lol nd cant even drop his fantastic performance!

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