Everton Winger Steven Pienaar Due In Court Over Speeding Allegations

PA  |  Posted: 10/05/2012 09:17 Updated: 10/05/2012 09:17   PA

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A warrant was issued for Pienaar's arrest last month

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar is due in court today over speeding allegations.

A warrant for the 30-year-old's arrest was issued last month after he failed to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court to face the charges.

Pienaar, whose address was given in court as Theydon Road, Epping, was charged with failing to disclose who was driving his Aston Martin DBS after it was caught speeding twice on Lambourne Road, Chigwell, Essex, on two separate days in October last year.

The allegations were proven in his absence and a judge ordered Pienaar be bailed to a later date for sentencing.

However, the South Africa international's lawyer insisted his client, who made a last-minute loan move to former club Everton from Tottenham on transfer deadline day in January, was not aware there were proceedings against him.

"Steven has moved swiftly to resolve this misunderstanding," said Gwynn Lewis in a statement last month.

Mr Lewis said Pienaar "responded immediately to the warrant and made a pre-arranged visit to a police station in Cheshire". He was subsequently given unconditional bail until his court appearance.

He added: "Mr Pienaar was totally unaware of the court date due to moving to Merseyside in February - the correspondence from the court had been sent to his old address in Essex."

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