Sunday, 4 December 2016

Yaya Toure charged with drink driving

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving.

The Police say the 33-year-old was stopped in Dagenham on Monday night and charged the following day.

Toure was bailed and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on December 13.

“Yaya Toure, 33, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, was charged on Tuesday November 29 with a driving offence, which involved driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the legal limit,” the Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement.

“He will appear on bail at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, December 13. The charge follows a stop of a car in Dagenham at around 11pm on Monday, November 28”, it added.

In 2012, Toure declined a bottle of champagne awarded to him as a Man of the Match and offered it to team-mate Joleon Lescott.

He said at the time: “I don’t drink because I am a Muslim, so you keep it.”

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