Saturday, 30 January 2010

104 mph in 50 mph limit

England footballer Ashley Cole asked for 21 days to pay a £1,000 fine after being banned today for driving at 104mph in a 50mph limit.

The Chelsea player, who earns more than £100,000 a week, claimed he was trying to escape paparazzi tailing his £150,000 Lamborghini Gallardo as he roared down the A3 in Kingston at midday on 17 November 2008.

Cole, who was not in court, immediately appealed after being given a four-month driving ban.