David Beckham Has Been Banned From Driving For Six Months After Using His Mobile Phone Behind The Wheel

The 44-year-old already had six points on his licence from previous offences

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months after using his mobile phone behind the wheel. The footballer had previously pleaded guilty to using the device, after a member of public took pictures of him with a phone balanced on his knee. At the time of the incident on November 21, the star was driving an £100,000 Bentley while in “slowly moving” traffic in London’s West End.

The 44-year-oldalready had six points on his licence from two previous speeding offences, and he had another six points added which resulted in the ban. David - who wore a grey suit for his apperance at Bromley Magistrates Court - was also fined £750, ordered to pay £100 in prosecution costs and a £75 surcharge fee within a week.

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David Beckham at his court apperance today ©Getty

Judge Moore said, 'I take into account it was slow moving traffic but that's no excuse. It still creates a risk to others. I disqualify you for six months and that starts immediately. That's no driving a car or a motorcycle for a period of six months.’ Scotland Yard previously said the father-of-four pleaded guilty by post.

As BBC News reports, Beckham was also criticised last year for avoiding prosecution on a speeding charge, after he drove a loaned Bentley at 59mph in a 40mph zone. His lawyer Nick Freeman - who is also known as Mr Loophole - successfully fought to prevent action being taken because the speeding notice arrived a day late.

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