Boris Becker, 51, who has not been allowed to drive for six months for speeding, receives a fine and points for earlier incident of texting & # 39; and behind the wheel
- Tennis champ Boris Becker fined and received points for texting and while driving
- A patrol officer caught Becker, 51, on the phone and drove through a red traffic light
- He was banned a month later after collecting points
Tennis champ Boris Becker is fined and gets points on his driver's license for sending a text message while driving and without wearing a seat belt in the latest development of his traffic police run-ins.
Becker, 51, was caught by authorities on a London road using his right hand on his iPhone while using his left hand to steer, driving a red traffic light on June 18.
He was fined and received extra points on his driver's license after he had already achieved nine points on his 2016 driver's license, for using a telephone and speeding.
PC Anthony Wright was on the traffic patrol that day when he saw the car of the three-time Wimbledon champion driving through the red light, Bromley's judge heard.
Tennis champ Boris Becker (photo) is fined and gets points on his driver's license for sending a text message while driving and without wearing a seat belt in the latest development of his traffic police run-ins
Boris Becker, pictured, steps out of the driver's seat of BMW
& # 39; I saw the driver … driving around 10-15 mph and accelerating, & # 39; he said in a written statement.
& # 39; I could clearly see that the driver and sole occupant were holding an iPhone 7 in his right hand and operating the device with his right thumb. & # 39; Officer Wright added that Becker had not worn a seat belt.
Boris Becker & # 39; s problems on the roads
February 2016 – Three points on his driver's license for using a mobile phone while driving
October 2017 – Six points for speeding
March 24, 2018 – Caught speeding in his Mercedes at 43mph in a 30mph zone
June 18, 2019 – Text caught and a red light executed
July 1 – Again caught at 41mph on the same stretch of road.
He stopped his car at Chelsea Embankment Gardens and warned Becker.
For the final offense, Becker received six more points on his driver's license, a fine of £ 270 and sentenced £ 130 in costs and fees, according to the Evening standard.
A month later, Becker received a six-month driving ban after he suffered four traffic violations in three years.
Becker raced for the first time on March 24 last year via the 30-mph A-road in Putney, in south-west London, and was subsequently caught on a camera that passed by on July 1, 2018, the day before Wimbledon began. rushed away.
In both cases, he exceeded the speed limit of 30 mph between 11 and 13 miles per hour.
He already had nine points on his 2016 driving license for using a telephone and speeding offenses.
German-born Becker won five end-of-year championships, 13 Masters Series titles and an Olympic gold medal for doubles during his successful tennis career.
Now a coach and TV expert, Becker was declared bankrupt in 2017 and an auction was held in July to raise money by selling memorabilia.
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