Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, according to police sources. The player had been banned earlier this month, but was caught behind the wheel yesterday near his house in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police confirmed: “At 5.13pm yesterday police arrested a 29-year-old man from Alderley Edge on the A538 in Macclesfield. The man was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified and has since been released on police bail.”
The Argentinian born striker was banned from driving by Manchester Magistrates in January after pleading guilty to two counts of failing to provide information relating to incidents in which his vehicle was caught speeding. He also admitted to not having a legitimate UK driving licence. Tevez, denied that he was driving on two occasions when the car was caught speeding as he was involved in matches at the time.
Failing to provide identification carries six penalty points and under the totting up procedure he was disqualified. He was also ordered to pay a total in fines and costs of £1,540. He was allegedly caught in the drivers side of a Porsche Cayenne when he was held by police yesterday as a result of “information provided”.
He was taken away for questioning by police and later released on bail. A spokesman for Manchester City said the club considered it a police matter and would not be making any comments.