Everton footballer banned from driving

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Everton midfielder Darron Gibson has been banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Gibson, admitted to driving while over the limit for alcohol, driving without due care and attention and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard how three cyclists were struck by Gibson as he turned a corner at speed and mounted the pavement.

Gibson was arrested a a nearby Shell garage after colliding with a petrol pump. A breath test shown a level of 57mg – the legal limit is currently 35mg.

Gibson was banned for 20 months and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.  He was also ordered to pay £5,400 compensation to the cyclist for damages to his bike.  The other cyclists were awarded £100 each.

The total amount of fines and compensation reached £5,985.

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