Freddie let off car ban

Caught out: Andrew Flintoff
Caught out: Andrew Flintoff
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Millionaire cricketer Andrew Flintoff has escaped a driving ban for speeding in his Bentley in Cumbria after arguing “exceptional hardship” to a court.

Preston-born Flintoff, 36, was already on nine points for speeding and in danger of an automatic ban with another three points after being caught doing 87mph on the M6 in January.

But Carlisle Magistrates accepted a ban would amount to exceptional hardship because of the effect on others who rely on his extensive charity work and the privacy of his three children.

Instead Flintoff, who has been caught speeding four times in the last three years, was given three points on his licence and fined £330.