Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish today admitted two negligent driving charges after crashing his £ 80,000 Range Rover into parked cars after a lockdown party.
Grealish, 25, broke coronavirus lockdown rules to visit friends the day after a Twitter video was posted. He urged everyone to stay home to fight Covid.
After leaving the party, he got behind the wheel of his SUV before switching to a parked silver Citroen van, a silver C-class Mercedes for £ 30,000, and a blue Mercedes for £ 20,000 before leaving the scene.
The midfielder did not appear before the Birmingham Magistrates Court today, but has indicated through his lawyer that he has pleaded guilty to two driving offenses.
Mr Warburton – who has a number of footballer clients including Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch – told the court he tried reaching Grealish to ask if he could attend court this afternoon but he was in training and his phone is in his locker.
The judge replied, "Very well, I will adjourn the sentencing of Mr. Grealish's case to December 15 at 10 am in this court."
After the March crash, photos of Grealish wearing weird shoes began to circulate
A video grave showing Grealish's damaged Range Rover after he crashed it after a lockdown party
The mansion's captain admitted two cases of driving without care and attention in connection with the crash on March 29 and another incident on October 18.
The court heard the second time that he was ruthlessly caught driving on the M42, A446 and Bodymoor Heath Road, where Villa's training ground is located.
He denied not stopping and not reporting an accident after an accident, and the charges were then dismissed by the district judge.
The case has been adjourned and Grealish will now be banned from driving when he appears in the same court on December 15 because he already has six points on his driver's license.
Prosecutor Tino Nyatanga said: “On Sunday, March 29th, around 8:40 am, there was a collision with three vehicles in Solihull.
& # 39; The collision occurred on a cul-de-sac with a number of parking spaces for residents or members of the public.
"At the time of the collision, the weather conditions were good and clear and there was good visibility."
Grealish previously apologized for "stupidly" agreeing to visit a friend's apartment after telling fans to stay indoors because of the virus lockdown.
It was reported that he had visited the former Scottish striker and former Villa player Ross McCormack and former Leeds player Tony Capaldi were also in attendance.
At the time, pictures surfaced online showing a dazed-looking Grealish at the scene of the accident, dressed in black loafers and white slip-on sandals.
Villa fined him £ 150,000 for violating government guidelines and donated the money to the University Hospitals charity in Birmingham.
Grealish, 25, admitted to a crime related to a collision at Dickens Heath near Solihull on March 29, six days after national restrictions were imposed
Damage to the driver's side of a Mercedes car that Grealish crashed into during the incident
In a video message to fans following the incident, Grealish said, “Hi everyone just wants to make a short video message to say how embarrassed I am about what happened this weekend.
"I know it's a tough time for everyone to be locked inside for so long right now, and I obviously got a call from a friend who asked to see him and I stupidly agreed to this to do.
“I don't want anyone to make the same mistake as me. So I obviously urge everyone to stay home and follow the rules and guidelines that we have been asked to do.
"I know I will do that now in the near future, and like I said, I urge everyone to do the same."
At the time of his fine, Villa said in a statement: “Aston Villa is deeply disappointed that one of our players has ignored government policy on staying home during the coronavirus crisis.
Club captain Jack Grealish has accepted that his decision to leave his home was wrong and completely unnecessary.
& # 39; It violated government guidelines, which are clear and should be followed by all.
"The player will be disciplined and punished with the proceeds donated to the Birmingham University Hospitals charity."
Images surfaced online of Grealish leaving the apartment of former Scottish striker and ex-Villa player Ross McCormack after the fall (left). He is pictured on the right and plays for Villa on Saturday
Another grab shows damage to Grealish's car after it crashed. The winger did not appear in court but entered through his lawyer
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