According to local authorities, the Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has just recently been charged with multiple motoring offenses. However, official court documents show that Tiote will be fighting all of these charges. This includes one charge that states that Tiote was using a fake Belgian driving licence.
Tiote, who is 27 years old, has been caused of using a fake document as personal identification. According to police records, this happened back in December of last year. Unfortunately for Tiote, that is not the only offense he was charged with. Police say that he was also charged with giving a “false statement” back in September of 2011 in order to obtain car insurance. The police said that Tiote told the insurance company that he had a driving licence with no endorsements. He was then charged with driving in Newcastle without having any insurance or a driver’s license.
Police said that it was very easy to spot Tiote’s Chevrolet. This is because Tiote has fitted his car with personalized plates that read: T10 TEV. It is still not known just what Tiote did to get pulled over in the first place. Whatever it was, it was not mentioned in the first court hearing.
Tiote, who is a French speaker, has already shown up at Newcastle Crown Court. Of course, this was just a brief hearing, and he will have to attend court again. During his first day at court he wore a dark collared jacket, jeans and shoes that had been bejewelled. This probably was not the most responsible outfit that Tiote could have chosen to wear to court considering how much trouble he is in.
Before the court hearing can move forward, Tiote is going to need a French interpreter. It is not known if Tiote will find his own interpreter or if the court will appoint one for him. If Tiote is going to find his own, he has until October 28, as this is when the next court hearing will take place.
The lawyer who will be prosecuting Tiote, Mark Giuliani, said that he understands that the matter will be contested. He also knows that the trial date has been set for October. This is a date that will be convenient for both parties. At this point, this is all of the information Mr Giuliani is able to give out about this case.
So far, Tiote has not entered a plea. He will have a chance to do so on September 6. In the meantime, Tiote is free to go about his business, as he was granted bail. It is not clear just how much his bail was set at.
Tiote has made a pretty big name for himself after he moved from Ivory Coast to Anderlecht in 2005. He earned a big reputation as being one of the hardest hitting midfielders in the game. It was not until 2010 that Tiote signed with Newcastle.