Chelsea star Olivier Giroud admits fourth driving offence

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud could lose his driving licence after admitting speeding in his Bentley at 10mph over the limit – his fourth offence in less than a year.

The 32-year-old, who lifted the World Cup for France last year, was clocked at 60mph in a 50mph zone in north-west London in May.

The former Arsenal striker has pleaded guilty, Willesden Magistrates’ Court heard on Monday.

Prosecutor Alison Larkin said he has already amassed nine points since last February with three separate offences in 2018.

Magistrate Nigel McNeill said the law dictates three more points must be added to his licence, taking him to the 12-point limit.

He said: ‘This offence carries three penalty points and in likelihood three penalty points will be imposed.

But, he added, this is up to the discretion of the magistrates who will hear the matter on February 19 and will make a decision on whether to disqualify Giroud from driving.

The star’s 2016 Bentley was caught on a speed camera in London on May 2.

The prosecutor said Giroud named himself as the driver and has also totted up nine additional points for three other speeding offences, on February 18, March 15 and November 6.

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