FORMER Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been banned from driving for six months and hit with a £1,655 court bill for speeding offences.
The German tennis legend was caught driving his Mercedes 13mph above the 30mph speed limit on Roehampton Lane in Putney on March 24 last year.
Becker, 51, then drove his BMW at 41mph on the same road two months later on July 1 last year
Lavender Hill Magistrates Court was told Becker already had 9 points on his licence – three for a mobile phone offence in February 2016 and six for speeding in December 2017.
Becker did not attend the hearing but his lawyer Rhys Rosser said he would receive a six month driving ban.
Mr Rosser said: “In respect of disqualification he accepts that both offences fall in the lower end of the medium category which puts his points over 12 and leads to a six month disqualification.
“He has held a driver’s licence since 1996.
“In cases of offenders whose income is not known the appropriate starting point is £750.”
Magistrate Amanda Otway told Becker’s representative that the court would need more financial information.
Mr Rosser said: “I don’t have that information.”
Ms Otway replied: “When coming to court you should be aware of your client’s financial information.”
He said guidelines set the amount at £750 in cases where the offender has a high income.
Mr Rosser said: ”In the case of Mr Becker we are dealing with two speeding offences.
“We don’t know income but Mr Rosser has told us his client is high income therefore we are dealing with him on that basis.
“The maximum fine for this offence is £1,000.
“Mr Becker pleaded guilty to the July 1 offence and should be given maximum credit.
“For this offence he will fined £660 with costs of £85 and four added penalty points.”
Becker, of Battersea Church Road, was fined £750, costs £85, a surcharge of £75, and given four penalty points for the other offence.
“That is a total of £1,655,” said Mr Otway.
“He will be disqualified for six months.”