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For the second time this year, another Chelsea star has been hit with a driving ban. Antonio Rudiger has been given a driving ban after being caught speeding earlier this year, The Sun reports.
Rudiger was caught earlier this year travelling at 109mph when police caught him on the A3 road near Chelsea’s Cobham training ground. The incident happened in January and Rudiger was given a caution at the scene, and he then entered a guilty plea and had his hearing at the end of June.
Rudiger will face a ban and also pay a £660 fine for the offence. Rudiger will not drive for a couple of months using only a chauffeured car.
Rudiger isn’t the first Chelsea player to face a driving ban this year, as Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater was hit with a 20-month driving ban and a 12-month community order in May after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving.
The 29-year-old crashed his car into a wall in Mere, Cheshire, while returning home from a charity event just hours before Chelsea’s 2-0 win over West Ham in April. Drinkwater was with glamorous lawyer Beth Mantel, who he met at the party, when he had the accident.
Drinkwater, Mantel, 33, and Skoda driver Emma Brown, 30, were all treated for minor injuries.
Drinkwater was found to have 87 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit of 35 millilitres.
For Rudiger, he missed the final weeks of last season with a knee injury that eventually required surgery. The 26-year-old is currently in rehabilitation at Chelsea’s Cobham training base and he is expected to miss the start of the season.
According to Daily Mail, Chelsea are aiming to have Antonio Rudiger available for September’s Premier League clash against Wolves.