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Tevez Escapes Jail, Given 250 Hours Community Service

  • Guardian, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1:10 PM

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez escaped jail on Wednesday but was sentenced to 250 hours of community service and a six-month driving ban at Macclesfield magistrates’ court for confessing to driving with a suspended license and without car insurance after being stopped by police as he left a golf course following an anonymous tip on March 7. Tevez was also ordered to pay fines totaling $1,733 for the offense.

Tevez’s probabation officer said the striker stated he “would welcome the opportunity to put something back into the community … He was very clear when I was talking to him that this was a very salutary lesson, the seriousness of this type of offense has come home to him and the likelihood of this happening again is highly unlikely."

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