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Premier League Player On Drink Driving Charge
Stoke City FC's Jermaine Pennant has been charged with drink driving following a car crash in Greater Manchester.
The 29-year-old has also been charged with driving while disqualified and for having no insurance.
He is due to appear at Trafford magistrates on Wednesday, May 9.
Police were called on Sunday to a crash involving the footballer, in which a white BMW collided with a silver Audi in Sale.
The driver of the Audi was treated in hospital for a minor back injury and was later discharged.
Originally from Barnet, north London, Pennant has played for Arsenal, Birmingham City and Liverpool FC.
He first played for Stoke City on a loan deal signed in August 2010, and joined the team permanently the following December.
The winger left Spanish club Real Zaragoza to move to Stoke City, in a deal with an initial fee of £1.72m.
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what do you think?
he didnt stay out of trouble for long
No insurance, driving while disqualified and drunk. And this from someone who earns more money in a week than most other people do in a year. It not like he couldn't afford a taxi. These so called stars think they can do what they like because of the job they do as the recent rape case in Wales demonstrated
Look you have to understand, he is so busy training, looking after himself and his image and looking for ways of spending his wealth that he has no time for such trivia. Politicians are blamed for being out of touch should also include football players.
Jail the only option