Ipswich: Footballer faces road ban

BLUES winger Carlos Edwards is today facing a possible road ban after admitting a driving offence.

The 32-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international has pleaded guilty to driving without third party insurance and faces five other driving charges.

After being arrested on the morning of January 22, Edwards later played and scored the winning goal in Ipswich Town’s 3-2 win over Doncaster Rovers.

Edwards, of Coprolite Street, Ipswich, was allegedly driving a Mercedes car on the A14 at Bury St Edmunds at 8.30am that day when he was stopped by police.

Officers charged him with driving without a licence, driving without insurance and driving without an MOT. He is yet to enter pleas to these charges.

He has, however, pleaded guilty by post to driving without third party insurance in relation to another incident on January 28.

He was driving a Land Rover vehicle when he was stopped in Duke Street, Ipswich at 9.30am.

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The footballer, who played in Thursday night’s 5-1 clash with rivals Norwich City, was due to appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court last week but did not attend the hearing.

He was also due to answer charges of driving without a licence and without an MOT certificate in relation to the second incident.

His case was adjourned to be heard at the court on May 12.

Edwards has played 37 games for the Blues this season, lately at right back, chipping in with three goals.

He has been capped 70 times by Trinidad and Tobago and also played for Wrexham, Luton Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Former town boss Roy Keane signed Edwards in a joint �4 million deal along with his Sunderland team mate Grant Leadbitter in September 2009.

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