Manchester City star Carlos Tevez has been arrested for allegedly driving while disqualified.

Tevez, 29, could face a prison sentence of up to six months if convicted.

Police officers pulled over the Argentine striker on the A538 in Macclesfield. Premier League title winner Tevez was driving a high-powered car on the outskirts of the town at the time, it was reported.

He has been released on police bail.

Tevez was banned from driving for six months in January, after pleading guilty to failing to supply information about two speeding offences.

Those offences took place on Morecambe, Lancashire, last March and in Crewe, Cheshire, two months later.

The court heard that Tevez received letters from the police regarding each offence but had failed to respond.

His lawyers claimed that the former West Ham and Manchester United striker did not know what the letters were about because he did not understand the word "constabulary".

Gwyn Lewis, his solicitor, said: "He does understand the word 'police' but not more complicated words. The letters are written from Cheshire Constabulary and the word police doesn't appear on it anywhere."

Tevez's car has twice been impounded after he failed to provide a full UK driving licence.

In 2009, while playing for Manchester United, his £140,000 Bentley was stopped and impounded on the M60 near Stretford. Last November, he received the same punishment after being stopped during a routine patrol near the Britannia Airport hotel.

In the latter instance, police found Tevez was listed as a provisional driving licence holder and was not displaying L-plates.