SAINTS player Dusan Tadic has been banned from driving for six months and fined more than £600 for a motoring offence.

The 28-year-old midfielder was prosecuted for failing to tell police the name of a driver who was alleged to have broken the law.

An allegation of speeding was withdrawn by the Crown Prosecution Service when the case was heard at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court.

But Tadic was convicted of failing to identify the driver of a Porsche that was involved in an incident in the Winchester area earlier this year.

Court papers say the defendant failed to respond to two letters sent to his home by Hampshire police on April 20 and May 11.

The player did not attend the hearing and the case against him was proved in his absence.

As well as being banned from the roads Tadic, of Ocean Way, Southampton, was fined £660 with £85 costs and told to pay a victim services surcharge of £66.

It comes five months after one of his team-mates was prosecuted for speeding.

Record signing Sofiane Boufal was fined more than £800 for an offence committed in Southampton city centre just before last Christmas.

The 23-year-old midfielder, was driving at 36mph in a 30mph zone when he was clocked by a fixed speed camera on December 18.

Boufal was driving his Range Rover on the A33 St Mary’s Place/Kingsway, near Hoglands Park, when he exceeded the speed limit.

The player, who pleaded guilty, was fined £600 with £85 costs and a victim services surcharge of £66 in a case that was also heard at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court.

As well as playing for Saints Tadic represents the Serbian national team.

He has more than 40 caps for Serbia, having made his international debut in 2008 as a 19-year-old, as well as Saints.

Tadic joined the club in 2014 from Dutch club FC Twente, for an undisclosed sum, thought to be more than £10 million.

He was the first player to be signed by the then new manager, Ronald Koeman and made his debut for Saints during the side’s first game of the 2014-15 Premier League season.

He was on the pitch for 74 minutes before being substituted for Shane Long, who was also making his first appearance for the club.

His profile on Saints’s website says: “Tadic was a breath of fresh air on arrival in the Premier League.

“His second season with the club was even better, as he picked up 13 assists in all competitions as Saints finished sixth in the League.

“A fine campaign was rewarded with a new four-year contract ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.