Paul Hartley keeps licence after speeding

Paul Hartley. Picture: John Devlin
Paul Hartley. Picture: John Devlin
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FORMER Hearts player Paul Hartley has won a battle to keep his driving licence after being caught speeding.

The current Dundee manager was clocked by police speeding in his BMW 7 Series car in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, in April, 2012.

Hartley, 37, appeared at Hamilton Justice of the Peace Court where he admitted a charge of driving at 50mph in a 30mph zone.

However, even though he has now accumulated 12 penalty points, he will not be disqualified from driving because he convinced a JP that he needed his licence.

Hartley had asked for an exceptional hardship hearing to be heard in a last gasp bid to keep it.

He said he needed his licence to travel from Dundee to see his children and mum. He was fined £750.