Karim Benzema fined 18,000 euros for speeding

Benzema is not the only Madrid player to have fallen foul of the law for driving offences in recent weeks.

updated: March 15, 2013 18:19 IST
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Madrid: Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been fined 18,000 euros ($23,335, £15,580) and banned from driving for eight months after being caught speeding, a Spanish court confirmed on Friday.

The court in Alcorcon, near Madrid, found the French international guilty of driving at 194.4 kilometres (120.8 miles) per hour - more than 80kmph over the limit - in the early hours on Sunday, February 3.

"The Court of First Instance has today found Real Madrid player Karim Benzema guilty in a case held at 10.00 hours this morning with the punishment of a daily fine of 150 euros for eight months (amounting to 18,000 euros) and the removal of his driving licence for eight months and one day," said a statement from the court.

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