Brentford FC’s Ivan Toney convicted and fined over driving offences

Image above: Ivan Toney with his car; photograph via Instagram

Police described Toney as “rude and obstructive”

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been fined a legal bill of almost £700 after he was caught by police driving with dangerously-tinted windows and an illegal personalised number plate on his £160,000 Mercedes.

The 26-year-old Premier League star was accused of being “rude and obstructive” at the roadside when he was pulled over by an officer on 2 April.

The Met Police PC accused Toney of “not caring” about the traffic stop and offences he was suspected of when he was pulled over on the A4 in Chiswick.

At Bromley magistrates court last Thursday (15 December), Toney was convicted of using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury and driving a vehicle when the registration mark failed to conform with regulations.

He was ordered to pay fines totalling £540, plus a £54 victim surcharge and £100 in costs. The Premier League footballer was also given three penalty points on his licence.

Image above: Ivan Toney; photograph Brentford FC

Toney faces significant ban by FA for breach of betting rules

Toney is already facing a significant football ban by the FA over allegations he breached its rules on betting. He was charged with over 232 alleged breaches of betting rules in November. On Tuesday he was charged with a further 30 alleged breaches of FA betting rules.

Sky News reported Brentford FC is weighing up options to replace Toney, should the FA ban him from playing, though it is thought finding someone to commit to the team short term will be difficult.

Toney said in a post on Twitter after the allegations emerged in November:

“I have been assisting the Football Association with their enquiries and will not be making any comment until such investigation has reached its conclusion.

“I am a proud Englishman and it has always been my childhood dream to play for my country at a World Cup finals.”

He has yet to comment on the further alleged breaches or his driving offences.

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