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Ashley Cole "punished" for speeding
« on: January 30, 2010, 12:42:58 AM »
Speeding Ashley Cole gets driving ban for 100mph drive

By Mirror.co.uk 29/01/2010

England footballer Ashley Cole was today banned from driving for doing more than 100mph in a 50mph zone.

The Chelsea star claimed he was being chased by paparazzi when a speed gun recorded him driving his black Lamborghini Gallardo at 104mph.

Magistrates at Kingston today imposed a four-month ban and £1,000 fine.

However, Cole's legal team immediately launched a bid against the ban which will be considered later.

Cole, who is married to singer and presenter Cheryl Cole, was on the A3 in Kingston, Surrey, when he was clocked speeding.

Though he denied the charge he was convicted at an earlier hearing.

Today chairwoman Patricia Baskerville said: "We have taken into account Mr Cole's clean licence however this was an incident of excessive speed, over twice the speed limit on the road and these were exceptional circumstances which we need to mark.

"For the offence of speeding, Mr Cole will be disqualified for a period of four months and will pay a fine of £1,000."

He was also ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £300 costs to reflect his income and the seriousness of the offence.


Cole, who was not present, was warned if he did drive while disqualified, he could face prison.

His defence barrister asked for 21 days to pay, which magistrates laughed at but granted.

Cole's lawyer Katherine Hodson said her client was "regrettably" unable to attend the hearing because he was playing a match tomorrow night and would be travelling today.

An attempt by her to get sentencing adjourned was rejected.

Her application on the driving ban was expected to be considered later.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/01/29/speeding-ashley-cole-gets-driving-ban-for-100mph-drive-115875-22003844/

There's law, justice and then this. The odious little pr!ck should have been slapped with a contempt of court charge instantly for asking for 21 days to hand over a handful of loose change.
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Re: Ashley Cole "punished" for speeding
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 09:14:13 PM »
there is a case to be made for fines based on the ability to pay.
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Re: Ashley Cole "punished" for speeding
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 05:07:52 PM »
It has since come to the public attention that his excuse for speeding was that he heard John Terry was around his house!!!!!

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Re: Ashley Cole "punished" for speeding
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 03:20:25 PM »
It has since come to the public attention that his excuse for speeding was that he heard John Terry was around his house!!!!!

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Re: Ashley Cole "punished" for speeding
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010, 08:54:30 PM »
It has since come to the public attention that his excuse for speeding was that he heard John Terry was around his house!!!!!

Or Cheryl was coming home early and he couldn't remember if he'd changed the sheets and removed all other incriminating evidence.
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