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Belgium Footballer Crashes Car Into Shop
A Belgian footballer is facing a driving ban after crashing his Porsche into a petrol station shop, injuring a customer.
CCTV footage caught the moment Jonathan Legear's car smashed through the glass doors of the Esso store in the eastern Belgian town of Tongeren.
It ploughed through several food and drink aisles before stopping at the cash till, forcing customer Jeffrey Dewallef to jump out of the way.
Legear, 25, who plays for Russian club Terek Grozny, reportedly pressed the accelerator by accident instead of the brake.
An Esso spokesperson estimated the cost of the damage to be between £200,000 and £240,000.
Legear, who was capped twice by Belgium in 2010, said he was "only slightly" over the drink-drive limit.
Police seized the player's licence pending an investigation.
Court spokesman Michel Zegers said the footballer will be charged with involuntary assault and possibly intoxication.
He will be banned from driving for at least two weeks.
Mr Zegers says there was no reason to prevent the midfielder from flying to rejoin Grozny.