Shay Given dodges driving ban


Shay Given was able to get out of a potential driving ban after getting caught speeding at 75mph in a luxury Bentley in court this week. Given, aged 34 did not appear in court himself but was also charged with failure to produce a driving license.  The Irish footballer was caught speeding on Princess Parkway Manchester on February 16th and issued with a fixed penalty notice.

The footballer took his driver’s license into the police station clearing up the licensing charge but was forced to pay £75 in costs, a £60 fine, and received four points on his license which added onto to the three points that he received for speeding in April of 2008.

Outside of speeding, Given has not been on the field this year due to a shoulder injury.