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Soccer star Mikel gets drive ban; COURTS.

CHELSEA soccer star John Obi Mikel was banned from the roads for 15 months yesterday after he admitted to drink-driving.

Mikel, 21, was found to be almost twice the limit when stopped by police in his black Range Rover in Fulham Road, West London, on January 24.

District Judge Jeremy Coleman banned him from driving for 15 months and fined him EUR1,750 at West London Magistrates' Court.

His solicitor said he would not undertake a drink-driving course to shorten the ban as he "would just like to serve it out".

Mikel had been out to dinner and drunk between four and five glasses of wine after watching his team play at Stamford Bridge, the court heard.

Prosecutor Fubhanur Chowdhury said when Mikel was stopped "officers could smell alcohol on his breath".


CHARGED Chelsea's Mikel
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 25, 2009
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