Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Thauvin Pleads Guilty to Speeding Close to Training Ground; STAR FINED PS769 AND HAS FIVE POINTS PUT ON LICENCE

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Thauvin Pleads Guilty to Speeding Close to Training Ground; STAR FINED PS769 AND HAS FIVE POINTS PUT ON LICENCE

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Byline: KEIRAN SOUTHERN Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com @KeiranSouthern

FLYING Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin has been fined for speeding in his Fiat 500.

A speed camera snapped Thauvin driving his nippy Fiat 500 at 45mph in a 30mph zone near to the Magpies' training ground on Benton Lane this year. Thauvin, whose address was given as Darras Road, Darras Hall, Northumberland, did not appear at court but pleaded guilty to speeding.

He had also been accused of failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver of the vehicle but this charge was withdrawn.

Gateshead Magistrates' Court heard that Thauvin, currently on loan at French side Marseille, earns around PS100,000-a-month.

Fining him for the January 8 offence, magistrate Dr Richard Scothon said: "For driving in a 30mph area at 45mph he will be fined.

"The fine before his plea was PS1,153, but because of his timely guilty plea the fine is reduced to PS769, in line with sentencing guidelines. …

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