Sheffield Wednesday: Owls defender spared driving ban

In court: Miguel Llera.
In court: Miguel Llera.

SHEFFIELD Wednesday defender Miguel Llera has escaped a driving ban after being clocked doing 115mph on a motorway.

Llera, who signed for the Owls from Blackpool, appeared before magistrates in the seaside town after police saw his Chrysler 300 speeding on the M55 at Wesham, on December 1.

The court heard officers followed him for 2.4 miles, during which his speed varied between 105mph and 115mph.

The 32-year-old father-of-two, formerly of St Annes, now living in Sheffield, admitted speeding.

He was fined £650 with £50 costs and ordered him to pay a £15 victims’ charge.

Magistrates also imposed six penalty points on his licence after hearing it was his first offence.

Llera told the court, via a Spanish interpreter, that at the time he was living in both St Annes and Sheffield and driving between the two each day.

His wife was pregnant and he was organising the move from one house to another.

He said: “I had a brief lack of concentration. I did not put anyone in danger.

“I ask the court not to disqualify me. My family depends on my earnings.”