Hibs’ Rowan Vine banned from driving

Rowan Vine leaves court after being banned from driving. Picture: PPA
Rowan Vine leaves court after being banned from driving. Picture: PPA
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HIBS striker Rowan Vine has been banned from getting behind the wheel after he admitted driving through a red light while talking on his mobile phone.

The 30-year-old was disqualified for two months after he was spotted by police officers on a late-night roadside patrol.

Vine was banned despite telling Perth Sheriff Court that he needed his driving licence to visit his children at his former partner’s home in Wokingham in England.

The court was told that Vine appeared to be already banned from driving but had been unaware of the ban because he had moved home so often.

Sheriff Lindsay Foulis said: “You have a bad driving record and it is appropriate to mark this latest offence with a disqualification.”

Vine was also fined £400.

The footballer had admitted that on 1 February he failed to comply with a recognised indication to stop, in the form of a red light. He also admitted a further charge of driving his Mercedes Benz C250 AMG Sport in Dunkeld Road, Perth, while using a hand-held mobile phone.