Drink drive conviction for Fleetwood

Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Michael Morris
The 19 year old was spotted driving through a red light near Ninian Park last week and was found to be over twice the legal limit.

Fleetwood had been told earlier in the day he had no future at the club. He was also one of the lads injured in an accident last year which saw Nicky Fish receive serious injuries.

His solicitor Martin Wilkes told the Echo

“On the day this happened, he had been out with friends, upset about the news that he was no longer wanted by the club and put on the transfer list.

“The car accident also still plays on his mind and has troubled him.

“All the youth players involved in the accident were close. He’s a lovely guy, who has never been in trouble, and doesn’t normally drink for professional reasons.

“On this particular occasion, he had been drinking, stopped and then drank soft drinks.

“He just thought he was under the legal limit, and thought it was okay to drive.”

Fleetwood has been banned for 20 months and was fined £400 plus £55 costs.

This is the second motoring story involving City this week. It was reported yesterday that an uninsured driver caused £3,000 worth of damage to Sam Hammam's car in Butetown. Sam told the Echo

'I spoke to him and he was just a kid.

'We were all kids sometimes but there is £2,000 to £3,000 worth of damage.

'I don't want his dad to be too harsh with him and I have invited the kid and his relatives to be my guests at Ninian Park for the match against Millwall.

'I don't know how old the young man is, but I don't want the guy to get into big trouble.

'If they can manage to pay for repairs on my car I hope there is no future trouble for the lad.'