David Beckham Banned From Driving in England for Using Cell Phone

He was also fined $976.51 and ordered to pay $130.20 in prosecution costs as well as a $97.65 surcharge fee, according to the BBC.

David Beckham on Thursday was banned from driving for six months in England after he was caught using a cell phone while behind the wheel last year, according to the BBC.

The soccer superstar and occasional actor previously pleaded guilty to using his mobile phone while driving his Bentley in central London.

The infraction added six points to his license. He previously received six for speeding issues, according to the BBC.

Beckham was looking down at his phone at "knee level" while traffic was moving slowly.

District Judge Catherine Moore of Bromley Magistrates Court acknowledged the slow pace of the traffic but told Beckham there was "no excuse" for his actions under the law.

He was also fined $976.51 and ordered to pay $130.20 in prosecution costs as well as a $97.65 surcharge fee within seven days.