Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson fined £1,000 for speeding

Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

First published in Blackburn

ROVERS goalkeeper Paul Robinson has been fined £1,000 for speeding.

The former-England international was clocked doing 93mph in a 60mph zone on the A59 near Beamsley, North Yorkshire, on the afternoon of October 4.

Robinson, who joined Ewood Park in 2008 under the reign of Paul Ince, had been driving his BMW M5 when he was caught speeding by a police officer.

Appearing at Skipton Magistrates’ Court in North Yorkshire, Robinson, who already had three points on his licence, accepted he had done wrong and was prepared to accept a driving ban.

The court heard Robinson was overtaking a wagon on a three-lane section of road when he exceeded the speed limit.

He told the officer he had accelerated to pass a wagon that had indicated to move into his lane.

The 33-year-old player’s lawyer asked magistrates to take into account his career when deciding the penalty.

He also pointed out his client was a high earner and his pay ‘exceeded the norm’ but said he was in a short-term career and asked that to be taken into account when considering a fine.

The court heard Robinson, of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, who was unable to attend court because of work commitments, was a professional sportsman who travelled hundreds of miles between his home and workplace.

As well as the £1,000 fine, magistrates handed Robinson six points on his licence and ordered him to pay £45 costs.

A further three points would put him at risk of a complete driving ban.

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