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Man City's Hamann cops 6-month driving ban

Dietmar Hamann has been banned from driving for six months and hit with an £8,250 legal bill for a series of motoring offences.

The Manchester City star, who had been drinking alcohol, lost his licence after his £70,000 Porsche Carrera crashed into a fence and he refused to tell police who was driving.

The former Liverpool midfielder, 34, was discovered by police in the early hours of Halloween last year running away from the crash site.

When police questioned him about who owned the car he told them: "No, I couldn't drive like this."

The former Germany international pleaded guilty to failing to supply information to police.

But he denied driving without due care and attention, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident.

He was convicted at an earlier trial he did not attend.

On Monday, magistrates in Macclesfield fined him £7,750 and ordered him to pay £500 costs.

His barrister, Tom Gilbart, told the court Hamann earns £30,000 a week.

Outside court, the player, dressed in a brown suit, said he would not be appealing and refused to name the driver of his car.

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