Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue has been disqualified from driving for three months after being caught going at 116mph on M25.
The French international whose reason for driving at that speed when questioned by officers was because he was late for training.
The court was told the reason Capoue had been running later that morning was because his youngest child had been ill during the night.
Capoue’s reason for not showing up to court was because he was training with his team for Saturday’s game against Huddersfield.
The court had heard how Capoue had been driving a Mercedes G Wagon along the eastbound carriageway of the M25 in Hertfordshire on the morning of Sunday, December 30 last year.
With his foot down, his driving soon came to the attention of traffic officers in a patrol car who followed the Mercedes between junctions 22 and 20.
They followed the vehicle for 2.2 miles and during the journey recorded it travelling at the high speed.
Dash cam footage in the police vehicle caught the vehicle veering across lanes on Britain’s busiest motorway.
Capoue, who pleaded guilty to the speeding offence last month, was also fined £1,666 and was ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £166.
Miss Murray said: “This family is in a position where they can afford a driver.”
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