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Barcelona star Gerard Pique could face six month prison sentence

Spaniard was pulled over by traffic officers on Friday afternoon for a routine check and was found to have had no points on his licence

GERARD PIQUE could face a six month prison sentence after being caught driving without a valid licence.

The Barcelona ace was pulled over on Friday afternoon for a routine check and was asked to show his documents, according to reports.

Gerard Pique is in trouble with the law for driving without a valid licence

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Gerard Pique is in trouble with the law for driving without a valid licence

In Spain, a driver is given 12 points on their licence but lose them if they cause traffic offences.

When they get down to zero, the driver is not allowed back on the road until they complete a 24-hour course and pass a test at the Traffic Headquarters.

Radio station Cadena SER claim the officers cross checked the documents and found he had no points on his licence.

That is a criminal offence in Spain and laws state he could face a punishment of six months in prison or a £5370 fine.

Pique was pulled over on Friday afternoon and asked to show his documents

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Pique was pulled over on Friday afternoon and asked to show his documents

The Spaniard could face a prison sentence or a hefty fine

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The Spaniard could face a prison sentence or a hefty fine

Pique has a history of offences on the road and just last year he was in trouble for breaking the speed limit and reckless driving.

In 2014 he was slapped with a £9400 fine following an altercation with a traffic officer.

And three years before that he was caught holding a child in his arms instead of having him on a designated seat.

Pique may well be struggling for points but his Barca side will be hoping to make it nine from nine when they take of Huesca on Sunday.


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