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New big-money Premier League signing banned from driving after speeding at 105mph

West Ham United’s new signing Dimitri Payet has had his driving license revoked after being caught speeding at 105 miles per hour.

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The playmaker was on holiday on his home-island of Reunion, but his break has been marred after an act of madness.

The France international was ‘flashed’ by a speed camera driving at 105 miles per hour in a 55mph-to-68mph zone on a four-lane road, according to L’Equipe.

Payet’s German saloon was also taken by police, while the player himself will have to face a police tribunal in September.

As noted by the French source, the island has a poor reputation for road safety—with 705 accidents in 2014 alone, leading to 49 deaths and 773 injuries.

Things are getting worse as well, with the above statistics representing a 26 percent increase on 2013.

The news will come as an unwanted distraction for Payet and West Ham, who have cultivated a positive atmosphere at the club after swapping Sam Allardyce for Slaven Bilic in the summer.

The new coach has also signed Pedro Obiang [The Guardian], while the likes of Angelo Ogbonna [ESPN], Mattia Destro [Express], Alex Song [Metro], Yohan Cabaye [Express] and Loic Remy [Daily Mail] have all been linked with a move to Upton Park this summer.

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