Newcastle United winger Damien Duff is facing yet another possible driving ban, after this time being clocked at more than 100mph.
Damien Duff – caught speeding – again
Damien was clocked doing 101.2mph in his Range Rover on a 70mph stretch of the A19 at Cramlington. Duffâ€™s solicitors have already entered a guilty plea to the charge, when the case was before the South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court. Magistrates have now ordered the Dublin born player to come before the court to face his sentence.
This case comes after Duff has twice escaped prosecution, despite vehicles belonging to him being caught on camera, clearly breaking speed limits. We know Damien is fast â€“ but this is ridiculous.
Jeremy Forsberg of the Northumbria Safer Roads Initiative said:
“This is a serious offense and traveling at that speed is extremely dangerous.â€ “He is a role model for a lot of people and it is so ludicrous to be driving at this speed. I just hope the punishment fits the crime.â€
“Road safety groups work tirelessly to change people’s attitudes towards the way they drive and this behavior undermines all the work these people do.” “His vehicles have now been involved in three cases and all have been dangerous incidents.â€
“It can only be 100 per cent proved he was driving in this latest case but, in relation to all of them, anyone travelling at such speeds is putting the lives of themselves and other road users at serious risk.”
Duff must have a thing with speeding because he seems to get into continual trouble. Itâ€™s something Damien really needs to cut out, because as Forsberg says, itâ€™s extremely dangerous, and Duff is a role model to many of our kids on Tyne-side.
With fame comes responsibility. and we hope Duff heeds these warnings before his penchant for speed has more serious consequences.