LONDON, United Kingdom – Former England captain, David Beckham was charged for using the mobile phone while driving, having admitted to it, police said.
A member of the public told police they saw the 43-year-old ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid player on the phone while at the wheel of his Bentley on Nov. 21 last year.
“The Met (Metropolitan Police) understands a postal guilty plea was subsequently received by Bromley Magistrates’ Court,” Rappler quoted the police as saying in a dispatch from Agence France Presse (AFP).
Two months earlier, Beckham was accused of “shirking his responsibility” as a role model after avoiding prosecution on a speeding charge because of a technicality, said the AFP report.
Enlisting the services of celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, who is dubbed “Mr Loophole,” Beckham accepted he drove at 59 miles (95 kilometers) per hour in a 40 mph zone in west London in January last year.
Using a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Britain is illegal.