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Friday, 13 September, 2002, 14:57 GMT 15:57 UK
Footballer banned from driving
Southampton's James Beattie holds off Matt Elliott of Leicester City
James Beattie scored 12 times for Southampton last season
Southampton footballer James Beattie has been found guilty of drink-driving.

The player was almost three times over the legal limit when he was stopped at 0200 BST on 4 September in Southampton's London Road.

At Southampton Magistrates Court on Friday the 24-year-old striker was banned from driving for two-and-a-half years.

He was also given a 100-hour community punishment order.

A spokesman for Southampton Football Club told the court that the player would also be fined two weeks wages.

Mr Beattie cost the Saints 1m from Blackburn in 1998 and last season scored 12 goals for the club but he is yet to score this season.


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