03/04/2013 08:03 BST | Updated 03/04/2013 08:05 BST

Carlos Tevez Avoids Jail But Is Given 250 Hours Of Community Service For Driving Offences

Manchester City star Carlos Tevez has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service for driving offences.

The Argentine striker was also handed a six-month driving ban and a £1,000 fine after pleading guilty at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court to driving while disqualified and without insurance.

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Tévez earns a reported £200,000 a week

He had faced a potential jail term for the string of offences.

But the magistrates' verdict means the 29-year-old is free to face rivals Manchester United in the league derby as well as Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final the following weekend.