Wednesday 7 December 2016

Irish international James McClean handed six month driving ban

Tom Rooney

Published 05/11/2015 | 13:41

James McClean celebrates in front of Sunderland fans
James McClean celebrates in front of Sunderland fans

Ireland midfielder James McClean has been handed a six month driving ban by a North Staffordshire court for an unknown infraction.

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The judgement was passed down to the West Brom winger, who had also been before the courts last December in an unrelated driving incident.

In that case, the 26-year-old was given penalty points for failing to identify the driver of a Land Rover, which took his total to six prior to yesterday’s hearing.

In light of that, the judge took the decision to ban McClean for the yet to be publicised violation, as well as ordering him to pay a £400 fine and expenses totalling £125.  In 2013, a magistrate in Antrim banded McClean from driving for three months after he was caught speeding without a licence.

McClean has been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons as of late, having landed himself in hot water for goading the fans of former club Sunderland following the Baggies victory at the Hawthorns in October.

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