Carlos Tevez, Manchester City footballer, did not attend court on a motoring summons because, so it was said on his behalf, owing to his limited command of the English language, he did not associate the word “constabulary” with police. One would have thought that a well known earner of £250,000 per week who has people to do everything for him would have passed the official looking communication to one of them to translate. Well, that was the mitigation put forward by his lawyer in court when he eventually pleaded guilty. If he were convicted of a s172 offence of failing to notify who was driver then £1,540, his fine and costs, was about one hour`s pay. Even the cost of chauffeurs during the six month disqualification he was given will be little more than an inconvenience. Of course we are all equal before the law.
Mr Tevez was recently arrested for driving whilst disqualified