|Edwards Banned for a Year|
Friday, 1st Jul 2011 12:55
Town right-back Carlos Edwards was fined £7,650 and banned for a year having admitted a number of driving offences at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of driving without a valid licence, two counts of driving with no insurance and two counts of driving without an MOT. He also admitted a further count of a failure to give information about the identity of a driver.
The charges related to incidents in January when he was stopped twice within six days. Edwards is understood to have held an international driving licence which had expired, invalidating his other documentation.
Sentencing, magistrates criticised the former Wrexham, Luton and Sunderland man for repeating the offences having previously been stopped. He was given 22 points, although had already faced an automatic year’s ban.
Edwards accepted the responsibility for the offences and says he has plans to start a foundation back home in Trinidad to coach children.
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|whoppit added 12:59 - Jul 1|
I'll be your driver Carlos for 30 grand a year !!!!!
|bestblue added 13:04 - Jul 1|
What does " he has plans to start a foundation back home in Trinidad to coach children" have to do with him driving without documentation?
|westleydan added 13:05 - Jul 1|
I'll do it for 29 grand ;)
In all seriousness though. How can a professional football, on thousands a week, have no MOT and insurance? It certainly can't be the cost! Laziness?
|blue_em_away added 13:16 - Jul 1|
Just what I was thinking. What footballer on several 000's a week has a car over 3 years old?
You can't drive............brrmmmm brrmmmmm
|JewellintheTown added 13:18 - Jul 1|
@WestleyDan - The article explains that his international license had expired, invalidating his MOT, insurance etc.
|itfc4eva added 13:27 - Jul 1|
stupid fool. shame as this may now affect his performance on the pitch.
|petieboy2011 added 13:30 - Jul 1|
It may even improve his fitness having to walk everywhere :P
|NW10_Tractor added 13:34 - Jul 1|
I didn't think that points could be put on an International Licence?
|ipsuefa added 13:54 - Jul 1|
You have to be 17 to drive Whoppit, maybe you can give him a 'seaty' from A to B?
|KenDubZ added 14:01 - Jul 1|
This will be Carlos Edwards facebook status... "The awkward moment when someone drives past you" hehe ;)
|DiamondGezzer added 14:05 - Jul 1|
Has anyone not driven for one day knowing that something had expired ?
|MaySixth added 14:09 - Jul 1|
Another example of professional footballers thinking they are above the law.
|My_TFC added 14:14 - Jul 1|
Car-loss for Carlos.
|Bergholtblue added 14:47 - Jul 1|
Diamong geezer - It wasn't for one day. He was stopped twice within 6 days. he should have done something about it first time, not just ignore the matter!
This shows that some players have an overingflated ego with total disrespect of the law; either that or they just don't have a brain between their ears.
Lucky it wasn't custodial.
|Bluetone added 16:01 - Jul 1|
"This shows that some players have an overingflated ego with total disrespect of the law; either that or they just don't have a brain between their ears."
Pot calling kettle black.
|h32 added 17:43 - Jul 1|
Moron - just think of the Insurance implications for anyone possibly injured by him driving that car. Unthinkable and Disgraceful I'm afraid.
|h32 added 17:48 - Jul 1|
.......... should have been custodial - how does a paltry fine teach people like him a lesson.
A fine teacher of children !!!! - what a joke .......... certainly not in terms of operating within the law.
|jas0999 added 20:07 - Jul 1|
Good. Sounds like a deserved punishment. Glad he admitted it as footballers are not above the law!
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