Man. City’s Tevez Avoids Jail Over Driving Offenses, BBC Reports

Manchester City soccer striker Carlos Tevez was today sentenced to 250 hours of community service for driving while disqualified and without insurance, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.

The 29-year-old Argentine national team player also received a six-month driving ban and a 1,000-pound ($1,511) fine after pleading guilty to the offenses at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court in northwest England. Driving while disqualified can carry a jail term of up to six months.

Tevez played for Boca Juniors in Argentina and Brazil’s Corinthians before moving in 2006 to West Ham, where his goals helped the London team avoid relegation from the Premier League.

A year later he switched to Manchester United where he won two league titles, and in 2009 he moved to City, which won the league last year.

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