Former Liverpool Star Slammed With 16-Month Driving Ban (Read Details)

Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe has been given a 16-month driving ban and fined £7,500 after crashing his Bentley into a coffee shop and driving off, causing thousands of pounds of damage.

The 24-year-old also struck a Mercedes car when he smashed into The Pantry on Plaistow Lane in Bromley, south east London, shortly before 5am on July 30.

Ibe, who drove off after stopping briefly at the scene, admitted a charge of careless driving and was found guilty of one count of failing to stop after an accident at a court hearing in February.

He was also handed a 12-month community order at a sentencing hearing at Bromley Magistrates’ Court.

District judge Catherine Moore also ordered him to pay a £7,500 fine and £500 compensation to those affected by the crash, as well as a £181 surcharge and £775 in costs.

In a statement read by his lawyer Frank Rogers to journalists after the hearing, Ibe said: “I accept full responsibility for my actions and lack of judgement when driving.

“I apologise unreservedly to those whose property I damaged.”

He also apologised to his family, team-mates, fans and manager Eddie Howe.

Ibe signed for Bournemouth in 2016 and has made 78 appearances for them, scoring three goals.

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