Newcastle United’s on-loan striker Loic Remy has been arrested again.
Remy was stopped by police for allegedly driving while over the legal alcohol limit.
The incident happened on the day Newcastle should have originally been playing Everton (9th March) at St.James’ Park, the player stopped whilst driving his Porsche along the Woolsington Bypass.
“It’s said that on March 9 you were stopped on the Woolsington Bypass after consuming so much alcohol your breath exceeded the limit.”
The roadside breath sample is reported to have given a reading of 56 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 mllilitres of breath, with the limit being 35 microgrammes.
Remy’s solicitor asked for extra time to enable the player to understand the details of the charges due to English not being his first language but that was refused, though the judge was more understanding when it was put to him that Loic Remy may have commitments this summer which could affect a trial date.
His solicitor saying;
“He has commitments around May in Rio De Janeiro and is confident he will be part of the squad, he may be there 2 months or back sooner.”
Loic Remy confirmed that he was due to leave for World Cup commitments on 13th March and returning on 12th July, so the trial date was set for 15th July at Newcastle Magistrates Court.