The Hawthorns

Next Game

W Brom v C Palace

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

The Hawthorns

Last Game

W Brom 2 - 2 Man Utd

Monday, 20 October 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Sessegnon given driving ban

West Brom striker Stephane Sessegnon has been banned from driving for 20 months for drink-driving.

Last Updated: 04/10/13 at 12:44 Post Comment

Stephane Sessegnon: Driving ban

Stephane Sessegnon: Driving ban

The Benin international, who was a Sunderland player at the time of the offence in August, also pleaded guilty to two counts of driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

The charge of having no licence related to an earlier incident in February.

Appearing at Newcastle Magistrates' Court, Sessegnon was given three points on his licence and was ordered to pay £7,605.

The 29-year-old was more than double the drink-driving limit when he was stopped by police in Newcastle ahead of Sunderland's 4-2 win over League One side MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.

Mrs Judith Williams, prosecuting, said: "At 6.35pm on August 27 officers were drawn to reports of a Range Rover driving down Westgate Road, Newcastle.

"Further checks found that the vehicle was not insured. Officers spoke to the driver and checks found he was unlicenced.

"He also failed a road side breath test."

Mr John Kirkham, defending, explained that Sessegnon had "fallen foul of a peculiar quirk" as his licence had enabled him to drive in France which he mistakenly believed would allow him to drive in other EU countries.

As for the drink-driving offence, Mr Kirkham said: "He's very apologetic, he had consumed some wine and then slept.

"He was going to collect his sister from Newcastle City Centre."

Sessegnon does have the opportunity to reduce his ban by five months though, if he completes a drink driving rehabilitation course.

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

F

ergie, aren't you supposed to make a beep beep noise when backing up like that?

simonthfc
Ferguson: Club made Moyes decision

S

ome of these are quality! Why you no like him F365?? :(

left right out
The, Erm, 'Best' Of Henry James Redknapp

W

e're our own worst enemy. We're suicidal in defence, and we may just get slaughtered on Sunday. Other than that, I am very pleased with my team.

bob the manc
Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

Footer 365

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during win over BATE Borisov

Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during Shakhtar Donestk’s 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov.

Sky Bet League One: Bristol City held, by Bradford City Peterborough lose at Crewe

Bristol City were held by Bradford, but the 2-2 draw saw the Robins set a new club record for league games unbeaten.

Derby go top, Forest draw at Watford

Chris Martin's 81st-minute penalty sent Derby to the top of the league after the Rams grabbed a 1-0 win over Blackpool.

Mail Box

Are There Any Happy Fans Out There?

It seems as if Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton are the only content supporters right now. We have more doom and gloom for you. Who wants good news, eh..?

Is Van Gaal Just A Dutch Pardew?

A Mailbox of comparisons. Van Gaal is similar to Pardew, Wenger to Moyes, Van Persie to a spent force, and Pelle to a bloody gent. There's also plenty from last night...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property