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Mansfield player given ban after admitted dangerous overtake into on-coming traffic

Mansfield Town player Otis Khan has received a driving ban after he admitted performing a dangerous overtake into on-coming traffic.

He was caught making the outrageous attempt on another motorist’s dashcam a hired Mercedes car on the A623 at Foolow in Derbyshire, before he then moved back into his lane but having a serious collision.

Katie Hamill, prosecuting, said as quoted by Derbyshire Times: “The offence occurred on April 25 at 3.15pm, on the A623, in Derbyshire. A witness, Mr Smith, submitted dashcam footage after being overtaken by the defendant’s white Mercedes vehicle, which in his opinion, was being driven dangerously and was overtaking on an uphill bend and the defendant pulled in just avoiding an on-coming vehicle.”

She adds that Khan could be seen overtaking five vehicles on a road with double white lines, something which is against the law.

Police tracked down his hired car from the dashcam footage, where he then admitted that he was the driver.

Khan – who had already been given nine penalty points on his licence for speeding offences between Manchester and Mansfield because he wasn’t aware of the speed limits – pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

He told the court he wanted then to be lenient as the punishment would ‘effect his employment’ and added: “The management is talking about me going on loan to a club in Manchester and I didn’t play much last year and this does not look good at all.”

Magistrates sentenced the Mansfield Town midfielder to a 12 month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work, was handed a 14 month driving ban and made to pay £85 in costs and £85 victim surcharge.

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