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Tevez gets community service order

Created on 03 Apr., 2013 3:49 PM GMT

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service after pleading guilty to a pair of driving offences.

The Argentine has also been handed another six month disqualification from driving and a fine of 1000 pounds after being caught driving while disqualified and without insurance.

Magistrate Elizabeth Depares ruled that the 29-year-old 'had served a significant proportion of his disqualification' when he was stopped by police, and as such a community penalty was preferable to a custodial sentence.

Tevez's lawyer Gwyn Lewis stated that 'the whole episode ... has been completely alien to (Tevez) and very frightening. He has full understanding of the seriousness of this."

Tevez entered a guity plea after being stopped by police outside of Mottram Hall Hotel and Golf Club in Cheshire on March 7 following an anonymous tip-off.

When stopped, Tevez told the officer: "I only live down the road. Two minutes."