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England footballer Jack Grealish has been banned from driving for nine months and fined more than £80,000 for crashing his car into parked vehicles and mounting a pavement in Solihull in March, as well as a speeding offense in October.
Police released footage of the two offenses after the verdict. In the first clip, the Aston Villa captain, 25, is seen reversing his Range Rover Sport into a Citroen Dispatch van and driving away. He then returns, reversing into a Mercedes AMG and mounting a pavement.
The incident occurred after Grealish disobeyed lockdown rules to meet friends in Dickens Heath, Solihull, police said.
Grealish was persuaded by witnesses to exchange details and had left the scene when officers arrived, police said. “One witness told us he had been unsteady on his feet, smelled of alcohol and his speech was slurred.”
Police said he was charged with driving without due care and attention. While he was awaiting court, he was stopped in a separate incident traveling at more than 90 mph on October 18.
Grealish, who already had six points on his driving license from a previous speeding offense, admitted two counts of careless driving at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
Tanya Johnson, head of the prosecutions team that brought forward the case, said he demonstrated “appalling standards of driving which could have put lives at risk.”
“It’s shocking a role model to so many has repeatedly behaved in an illegal and reckless manner,” she said. Credit: West Midlands Police via Storyful