David Beckham has admitted using a mobile phone whilst driving and has been banned for 6 months.
Mr Beckham pleaded guilty to the offence at Bromley Magistrates’ Court and also received a £750 fine and was ordered to pay £100 in costs.
The court heard how Mr Beckham had already accrued 6 penalty points on his driving licence and the further 6 points for the new offence meant he was sentenced as a “totter” for now having 12 points on his licence.
The case was brought against Mr Beckham after a complaint made by a member of the public who saw him driving his car in November 2018.
“Instead of looking straight forward, paying attention to the road, he appeared to be looking at his lap,” prosecutor Matthew Spratt told the court.
“[The witness] says that the defendant was operating a handheld device at knee level. At that moment a photograph was taken.
“The defendant was holding the mobile phone in the upright position.”
Speaking in Beckham’s defence, lawyer Gerrard Tyrell claimed that his client had no memory of infringing the law against using telephones or other electronic devices while driving but would still plead guilty.
“There is no excuse for what took place but his view is as he cannot remember… he’s going to plead guilty and that’s what he’s done,” he explained.
Last year Mr Beckham avoided a speeding prosecution when the Notice of Intended Prosecution (“NIP”) was served out of time.
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