Steven Pienaar released on bail

Steven Pienaar
© PA Photos
Steven Pienaar will appear in court next month to answer to two driving offences.

Steven Pienaar has been released on bail after police issued a warrant for his arrest.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, currently on loan at Everton, had failed to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court in relation to driving offences.

Pienaar's Aston Martin DBS was twice caught speeding on the same stretch of road in Essex during October last year.

The 30-year-old is now due to appear in court next month to answer the charges.

"Steven has moved swiftly to resolve this misunderstanding," said Gwynn Lewis, the South Africa international's lawyer. "Mr Pienaar was totally unaware of the court date due to moving to Merseyside in February - the correspondence from the court had been sent to his old address in Essex.

"He responded immediately to the warrant and made a pre-arranged visit to a police station in Cheshire today and was subsequently given unconditional bail to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court next month."

The allegations against Pienaar were proven in his absence and he will now wait for sentencing.

Related Video
Pre-Season Friendlies
6pm
Schalke
vs
Stoke
 
SC Wiedenbruck
P-P
Wigan
7.15pm
Exeter
vs
Swansea
7.30pm
Alfreton
vs
Rotherham
7.30pm
Burton Albion
vs
Derby
7.30pm
Notts County
vs
Birmingham
7.30pm
Stevenage
vs
Reading
7.45pm
Leyton Orient
vs
QPR
7.45pm
Oxford Utd
vs
Wolves
7.45pm
Portsmouth
vs
Bournemouth
7.45pm
Preston
vs
Burnley
7.45pm
Sheff Utd
vs
Huddersfield
7.45pm
Southend
vs
Ipswich
8pm
Recreativo
vs
Sunderland
12.30am
Inter Milan
vs
Man Utd
CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 AustraliaAustralia30253287
2 England flagEngland27242374
3 Scotland flagScotland1381233
8 Wales flagWales391022
15 Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland0112
Tables