Former England football star David Beckham has been disqualified from driving for six months for driving while using a mobile phone.

A south London court handed Beckham six points on his drivers’ license for the offense in the British capital, reported UK media agency Press Association (PA). He was driving his Bentley in London’s West End on November 21 when a member of the public spotted him using his phone.

Prosecutor Matthew Spratt said, “Instead of looking straight forward, paying attention to the road, he appeared to be looking at his lap. He (the witness) says that the defendant was operating a handheld device at knee level. At that moment a photograph was taken.”

“There is no excuse for what took place but his view is as he cannot remember… he’s going to plead guilty and that’s what he’s done.”  Beckham’s lawyer, Gerrard Tyrrell said.