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Ex-Villa star Yorke faces driving ban for speeding; HE EXCEEDED LIMIT IN SPORTS CAR.

Byline: JOSH LAYTON Staff Reporter

FORMER Aston Villa and Manchester United star Dwight Yorke faces a driving ban after being caught speeding in a powerful sports car he has helped promote.

Yorke broke a temporary speed limit in a convertible Corvette Stingray made by Manchester United's shirt sponsors as he drove on a stretch of motorway in the West Midlands.

The case... adjourned seventh of year for a disqualification.

He did not attend a brief hearing at Leamington Magistrates Court yesterday but pleaded guilty by post - and now faces a possible period of disqualification.

Jean Pryke, of the The former Trinidad and Tobago captain was caught by an automatic speed camera on the soutbound carriageway of the M42/M6 Toll near Curdworth in Warwickshire on April 13. A variable speed limit of 40 mph had been in place.

The speed of the former player's car was not disclosed by police.

The case was adjourned so that Yorke, 44, can be dealt with as a 'totter' - a driver who accumulates 12 or more penalty points within three years and is liable for a ban. At the time of the offence he already had 10 points on his licence.

will be until the January next possible Jean Pryke, chairman of the bench, said: "The case against Mr Dwight Yorke will be adjourned until the seventh of January next year for a possible disqualification as he is a totter, or will be a totter."

chairman bench " Yorke, of Alderley Edge, Cheshire, appeared in a promotional video for Chevrolet at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013, where an 'all new' Stingray convertible was launched

Corvette Stingray United's as he of of and liable for a ban. offence he on his Jean of the case next as be a Yorke, Edge, in a The case... will be adjourned until the seventh of January next year for a possible disqualification. Jean Pryke, chairman of the bench

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Date:Dec 18, 2015
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