Updated: Friday, 3rd April 2020 @ 6:26pm

Manchester United winger Ashley Young appeals six month driving ban for speeding at 100mph

Manchester United winger Ashley Young appeals six month driving ban for speeding at 100mph

By Ben Southworth

A Manchester United star will appeal against a six month driving ban received today after being caught driving at 100miles per hour.

Ashley Young, 28, was banned from driving for six months by a judge in Wakefield Magistrates Court this afternoon.

The United winger was caught driving at 100mph on the M62 before turning off at junction 24 and proceeding to speed through a 30mph zone at nearly twice the speed limit.

Speaking in court, Young said: “I know what I done was not right, it was totally incorrect and I was not just endangering myself I was endangering others on the road.

“I deeply regret what I've done and I'm sorry."

Young was called to the stand after he appealed to keep his license due to exceptional circumstances.

The England international, dressed in a black suit and white shirt, claimed that he would suffer exceptional hardship by not being able to drive to see his young family who are based in Hertfordshire.

Young said that due to the short term volatility of fixture changes he would struggle to hire a driver and argued that a six month driving ban would punish his children who would be unable to see him.

Bench Chairman John Myers said: "Having studied carefully the legal background of this case and having taken further advice from colleagues we believe our judgment will stand.

"We do not find the case for exceptional hardship has been made. You will therefore be banned from driving from today for six months."

Young had already accumulated six points on his license having admitted to previous speeding offences.

Following Mr Myers words, Young’s Lawyer told the court his client would appeal the ban and immediately handed inwritten notice to the court.

The ban has been suspended as a result –Young has been fined £1,000 and ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

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