World Cup skipper hit with driving ban
October 8, 2013
Former England captain Martin Johnson has been banned from driving for 49 days after being caught speeding at 107mph.
The World Cup-winning lock was halted on the M5 near Bridgwater. The Leicester Mercury says Johnson "was spotted 'overtaking all other traffic'" and has been hit with a £800 fine alongside his driving ban.
Stephen Gooden, defending Johnson, said: "He admitted his guilt at the first available opportunity and co-operated with police. When he was stopped, the traffic was light and he was in a very powerful vehicle
"He wasn't going to risk his wife, daughter and son's safety. He understands the seriousness of the matter."
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