Derby County’s Tom Lawrence & Mason Bennett have been sentenced to 12-month community orders, 180 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for two years. Before the court sentence, the two had admitted to charges of drink driving and not stopping at the scene of the accident, etc.
Tom Lawrence,23, of Whaley Thorns near Mansfield & Mason Bennett,25, of Duffield football club, Derby had previously sanctioned them where their six weeks wages will be forfeited and given 80-hour community service orders for breaking a curfew and bringing the hard-won reputation of the Championship club into disrepute.
The two footballers of Derby County of Derbyshire, England which competes in EFL on 24th September 2019 were involved in an accident on Derbyshire road after visiting night club due to drink-driving. Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett were arrested and charged with not alighting at the scene of the accident, reckless driving, and drink-driving, etc. after their cars were involved in a crash.
A Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes GLC collided at the junction of Burley Lane and the A6 at Allestree shortly before midnight, police said.
According to sources Lawrence car had hit Mason Bennett’s car and after collided with a nearby road sign along the road. Unfortunately, Richard Keogh, Derby teams’ captain was in one of the collided cars sustained serious knee injuries in the process of the crash. This has rendered Richard Keogh unable to continue the season on medical grounds. Lawrence and Bennett immediately run away from the accident scene, but later in the night came back to the accident scene.
Alcohol content tests which are medically called breathalyzer tests were done on the two. Bennett’s alcohol level was at 64 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath, whiles Lawrence’s was 58mcg per 100ml. The legal limit in England is 35mcg per 100ml.