Calvert-Lewin in court today on speeding charge

Tuesday, 15 March, 2022 42comments  |  Jump to last
Representatives for Dominic Calvert-Lewin appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on today to face two motoring offences by the striker.

Calvert-Lewin, who was absent from Sunday's loss to Wolves because of illness, was fined £900 and had three points added to his driver's license for speeding and failing to present valid identification when questioned.

 

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Andrew Ellams
1 Posted 14/03/2022 at 20:29:48
Does anybody know anything about Calvert-Lewin being up in court at Chester Magistrates tomorrow? It seems to be doing the rounds on social media...
Kieran Kinsella
2 Posted 14/03/2022 at 20:39:10
Andrew,

It's a capital offence: his performance in London last week.

Brent Stephens
3 Posted 14/03/2022 at 20:56:36
Dress rehearsal for the crown court?
John Steadman
4 Posted 14/03/2022 at 21:03:22
Calvert-Lewin is listed as being in Chester magistrates at 9:45 in the morning.
The whole team need putting in the dock.
Lynn Maher
5 Posted 14/03/2022 at 21:35:46
Probably for crimes against fashion.
Barry Hesketh
6 Posted 15/03/2022 at 00:27:24
According to the ever-reliable Daily Star, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is appearing in court for speeding.

"Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin will appear at Chester Magistrates Court on Tuesday on account of speeding and failing to present valid identification when questioned."

Derek Knox
7 Posted 15/03/2022 at 00:31:38
As it happens, I live in Chester and have to go into the City tomorrow (although the Courts was not on my to-do list). I will have a look at both the Magistrate and Crown Court lists.

Having been on Jury Duty, albeit a long time ago, I am not sure if it states on the available lists for Public Scrutiny what the offences are but just the name of the alleged offender or appellant, which room or court, and time.

If there are any juicy details, I will, like Arnie 'Return and Spill'!

Watch this space, folks! 🕵️‍♂️👀

Rob Hooton
8 Posted 15/03/2022 at 07:35:13
Today will be a shock to the system for Calvert-Lewin, having to turn up at the Wild West of a Magistrates Court – can often resemble a zoo!
Mick O'Malley
9 Posted 15/03/2022 at 10:04:28
He wants to try speeding around the pitch!

I'm not his biggest fan but we have missed his ability in the air.

Tamhas Woods
10 Posted 15/03/2022 at 11:45:05
"Three across the middle and one in bloody Pentonville!" :D
Dave Williams
11 Posted 15/03/2022 at 11:52:52
8 mph over the 50 speed limit. £900 fine plus three points- cue the jokes how he has earned more points than all his team mates have managed this season!!
Stephen Vincent
12 Posted 15/03/2022 at 12:01:15
'He's not fit to wear the skirt'
Iain Latchford
13 Posted 15/03/2022 at 12:04:45
Think it basically means he got a speeding ticket but, rather than just paying the £100 fine, he left it until the point that he had to go to court. Therefore accumulating much higher costs.

I doubt he cares it ended up being £900. Meanwhile, the likes of you and I continue to contribute to his wages, whilst he's either on the treatment table, or wandering around the pitch not giving a shit.

Dave Williams
14 Posted 15/03/2022 at 12:08:04
Very good, Stephen! Brought a much needed smile to my face!!
Ray Roche
15 Posted 15/03/2022 at 12:25:51
Derek@7,

‘I will have a look at both the Magistrate and Crown Court lists' and, if you're not on them, you'll go shopping.

David Graves
16 Posted 15/03/2022 at 12:30:25
Iain, I don't think that is correct.

He won't have chosen to go to court, he will have been summoned because of the speed that he was driving over the limit.

My understanding is that he won't have had to attend in person but can plead guilty and accept the fine – and if he has indeed been fined £900 as reported, then that is the maximum related to his earnings.

So a young man gets fined for speeding. No big deal and no need for any challenges to his character.

Dave Abrahams
17 Posted 15/03/2022 at 12:40:28
David (16),

You are correct, he never appeared in court but pleaded guilty through his solicitor, the prosecution offered no evidence on the charge of not providing documentation and this charge was dropped.

The magistrates congratulated Dominic, through his solicitor, on not asking for time to pay this fine. Well done, lad.

Iain Latchford
18 Posted 15/03/2022 at 12:48:34
He was doing 58 mph in a 50 mph zone. Surely that doesn't warrant a £900 fine?
Brian Murray
19 Posted 15/03/2022 at 13:16:11
Maybe undue care and attention. He was doing his eye liner in the mirror.
Kim Vivian
20 Posted 15/03/2022 at 15:04:53
58 in a 50 ain't a court hearing! £110 fine and a speed awareness course for me for 60 in a 50 (M25 Dartford tunnel approaches). Speed awareness course means no points on the license and you still get the fine, but you can only do one in a 24 month period. I think it's 24 months anyway.

Perhaps he's had 2 inside a year, a bit like his goals.

Brent Stephens
21 Posted 15/03/2022 at 15:36:43
Stephen #12 that's an absolute cracker.
Brent Stephens
22 Posted 15/03/2022 at 15:39:11
Isn't the level of fine related to income?
David Graves
23 Posted 15/03/2022 at 15:56:27
Yes Brent it is. £1,000 maximum given his salary but 10% off for pleading guilty!
David Graves
24 Posted 15/03/2022 at 16:08:02
He's been caught by a speed camera, has failed to return the driver information on time and has pleaded not guilty hence the summons.

He's subsequently pleaded guilty and has been fined the maximum £1,000 due to his earnings, reduced to £900 because of his guilty plea.

I know some will be disappointed but unfortunately there is nothing more to see here.

Derek Knox
25 Posted 15/03/2022 at 16:23:15
£900? It is probably costing that to fill a Lamborghini tank up with fuel, prices going the way they are.

His insurance premium on the car is possibly more (considering his age) than many of us get in a year! I don't think I feel sorry for him, especially the way, when played, he has performed up front.

John Hall
26 Posted 15/03/2022 at 16:46:06
Speeding? He's too lazy for that!

Oh, you mean off the pitch? ;)

Kieran Kinsella
27 Posted 15/03/2022 at 16:46:36
Puts Everton into perspective. People giving DCL a hard time when he is being dragged through the law courts treated like a common criminal over a petty infraction. The whole team should wear custom "We support DCL" shirts on Thursday. Bill should do the right thing an pay the fine. Against this backdrop the Newcastle game is meaningless. They should postpone it. No one will be in the right frame of mind to proceed.
Rob Hooton
28 Posted 15/03/2022 at 17:33:07
Well someone sent me a tragic but funny message – Everton have had more players in court this season (4) than we've had league wins since September (3).

Shocking!!!

Joe McMahon
29 Posted 15/03/2022 at 17:36:33
Kim, I think he already 3 points on his licence? I'm more concerned that he learns to shoot and on target pretty damn quick!
Will Mabon
30 Posted 15/03/2022 at 17:47:19
Iain @ 18,

I agree, if true. There's a horrible creeping move towards this kind of thing, monetizing and oppressing under the hugely overplayed safety mantra – now augmented with the climate "Crisis" crap as being environmentally damaging.

I say this without knowing the specifics re Calvert-Lewin, but knowing that many 50 mph limited roads have been demoted from 60 and 70 mph for no reason of technical change or emerged safety issues.

Will Mabon
31 Posted 15/03/2022 at 17:51:08
"Isn't the level of fine related to income?"

"Yes Brent it is. £1,000 maximum given his salary but 10% off for pleading guilty!"

Shame they can't apply similar to corporate taxation.

Gary Jones
32 Posted 15/03/2022 at 18:06:41
Will, higher corporate tax based on turnover with a cap is exactly what they are doing, isn't it?
Will Mabon
33 Posted 15/03/2022 at 18:21:29
Gary, I mean the general rise in going after the population as a whole with burgeoning fines (as just one thing) to suck everything back out, whilst certain corporations pay next to sweet fuck-all in taxes as a proportion. It's just a rant on the principles of how things are being steered.
Jack Convery
34 Posted 16/03/2022 at 02:12:59
Fines should be based on 10% of the car's value or 10% of the drivers annual income as of the last tax year – whichever is the greater. Same with parking fines.
Kim Vivian
35 Posted 16/03/2022 at 08:29:35
Jack - #34, Eh...?
Geoff Lambert
36 Posted 16/03/2022 at 08:41:12
Kim, #35, Double Eh..Eh...?
Will Mabon
37 Posted 16/03/2022 at 14:37:25
Geoff - triple.
Daniel A Johnson
38 Posted 16/03/2022 at 21:27:41
Handbags were on offer, your honour.
Bill Gall
39 Posted 16/03/2022 at 21:34:23
8 mph over the speed limit plus a fine. I wonder how much they could get from fines on the M1?
Anthony A Hughes
40 Posted 16/03/2022 at 21:45:15
58 mph in a Lambo, must have been in 2nd gear!
Will Mabon
41 Posted 16/03/2022 at 21:46:01
Bill, it's already huge business. However, things on the horizon will make it look as free as the Wild West right now by comparison.
Howard Sykes
42 Posted 17/03/2022 at 12:46:53
Failing to provide valid identification! lol

DCL: Do you know who I am?

PC Plod: No, you're nicked.


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