Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been banned from driving and will also have to pay a fine for driving offences.
Cole pleaded guilty to 2 counts of speeding and 1 count of failing to provide information about a driver. He did not attend Liverpool Magistrate’s Court in person, instead pleading guilty via his lawyers.
The offences were committed in Liverpool between 2022 and 2023, with the first being a speeding offence on the 11th of March 2022, at 16:13 GMT – according to Prosecutor Vincent Yip.
On this occasion, Cole’s Mercedes was caught going over 40mph in a 30mph speed limit.
His second speeding offence occurred on the 11th of January this year, 08:15 GMT. It is reported that Cole again drove a Mercedes (albeit a different one to the first offence) and once again was caught travelling at little over 40mph in a 30mph zone.
Cole’s final charge of failing to furnish information about a driver was in relation to a speeding car that was caught by a stationary camera in December of 2022.
Although it is unknown who committed this third offence, Cole was the registered owner of the vehicle at the time. He failed to respond to a notice asking for information about the driver.
Cole already had 3 points on his license when his case began at Liverpool Crown Court.
He was handed 3 points for each speeding offence, alongside a 6-point penalty for failing to provide information, meaning that his point total had amounted to 15 points.
The judge said at the hearing “Mr Cole’s lawyers indicate he is well aware of this [his offences] and does not seek to put forward any reasons why he should not be disqualified”
The judge banned Ashley Cole from driving for 6 months, and handed him a fine of £2550 + costs of £790, totalling £3340.