Thu 12 January 2023 | 20:29

Police charge Newcastle star Joelinton with drink-driving

The 26-year-old midfielder was reportedly pulled over by police on Thursday and was arrested for testing over the prescribed limit for alcohol.

Contributing two goals and one assist through 16 appearances for the Magpies,


was reportedly arrested for drink-driving on Thursday, and hence he will appear in court at the end of January.

A spokesperson from Northumbria Police stated:

"Shortly before 01:20 am today, officers pulled over a vehicle in the Ponteland Road area of Newcastle and arrested the occupant.

"Joelinton Cassio, 26, of Ponteland, has since been charged with driving whilst above the prescribed limit for alcohol."

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’s £40m signing was previously fined for breaching Covid-19 regulations to get a haircut during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 24-year-old striker posted a picture of himself in a barbershop while getting a haircut, despite barbershops not being allowed to open under current lockdown rules. Joelinton quickly deleted the tweet, but a club spokesman said: “

We are disappointed by the image shared by Joelinton


He's supposed to stand in front of the court on January 26, which is in between the Magpies' EFL Cup semi-final matches against Southampton.

source: SportMob

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