Joey Barton banned from driving for six months after two speeding offences

Joey Barton has been banned from driving for six months after twice being caught speeding.

The Fleetwood Town manager, 36, was first caught driving his Mercedes above 70mph on the westbound carriageway of the M56 on October 20 last year.

Then, on December 5, he exceeded the 30mph speed limit on the A5080 in Widnes.

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton has been banned from driving for six months after twice being caught exceeding the speed limit last year

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton has been banned from driving for six months after twice being caught exceeding the speed limit last year

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton has been banned from driving for six months after twice being caught exceeding the speed limit last year

It comes Just two weeks after Barton allegedly racially assaulted Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel during a League One fixture. 

Solicitors representing the former footballer appeared at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on April 18 where he pleaded guilty to both offences.

A separate charge from January 18 for failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle was withdrawn.

Due to Barton’s ‘repeat offending’ he was banned from driving for six months and fined a total of £999.

He was ordered to pay court costs of £400 and a victim surcharge of £66.

Barton was previously fined and handed three points on his licence in another speeding case in May 2018.

Barton, 36, was caught driving his Mercedes above 70mph on the M56 in October last year and broke the speed limit again on the A5080 in Widnes

Barton, 36, was caught driving his Mercedes above 70mph on the M56 in October last year and broke the speed limit again on the A5080 in Widnes

Barton, 36, was caught driving his Mercedes above 70mph on the M56 in October last year and broke the speed limit again on the A5080 in Widnes

His Mercedes exceeded a temporary 50mph restriction on a stretch of motorway between junction 22 of the M6 and junction nine of the M62 in September 2017.

Previously, he was cleared of speeding in 2010 even though he admitted doing over 70 mph on a 50mph stretch of the A1.

He told magistrates he did not get a police notice for prosecution sent to his home.

He also blamed the post when he was cleared of failing to supply details of the identity of the driver in another speeding case in 2009. 

As a result of the incident at Barnsley last month, German boss Stendel suffered damage to two teeth and required emergency dental treatment.

Following Barnsley’s 4-2 win over Fleetwood at Oakwell on April 13, insiders claimed that Barton barged Stendel from behind into a metal support in the tunnel and damaging his teeth.

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton (right) and Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel pictured at Oakwell

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton (right) and Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel pictured at Oakwell

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton (right) and Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel pictured at Oakwell

Police blocked Barton's car and prevented him from leaving Oakwell after last Saturday's game

Police blocked Barton's car and prevented him from leaving Oakwell after last Saturday's game

Police blocked Barton’s car and prevented him from leaving Oakwell after last Saturday’s game

Barton took to social media to 'emphatically deny' the allegations following the incident

Barton took to social media to 'emphatically deny' the allegations following the incident

Barton took to social media to ’emphatically deny’ the allegations following the incident

It followed simmering tensions from the match and an exchange of words between the two managers at the final whistle.

In scenes captured by TV cameras, Barton was later stopped from leaving the ground in a car by a female police officer but eventually allowed to go.

Police officers interviewed Stendel and were at Oakwell for more than an hour.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed that they had arrested a man on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and racially aggravated assault. He was bailed until May.

Barton subsequently took to social media to ’emphatically deny’ the allegations.

 

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