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Sky Sports report arrest of Sunderland ‘star’ for alleged drink driving and multi-car smash

4 years ago

After speculation all day on social media, Sky Sports are reporting that Darron Gibson has been arrested ‘on suspicion of drink driving’.

This follow a car crash when a number of vehicles were damaged (see below) on a residential street in Sunderland.

Northumbria Police say that the crash happened three hours before Sunderland kicked off in their latest defeat.

The Mackems losing 2-0 at home to Preston, ensuring they are still rock bottom of the Championship with only eight games to play.

The Police don’t name the player and instead simply refer to the man arrested as ’30 year old’.

Sky Sports saying that the ’30 year old’ is Sunderland’s 30 year old Darron Gibson.

Gibson was brought to the club by David Moyes last January.

The midfielder was out injured today but still, hardly doing Sunderland any favours in their preparation for today’s defeat.

Sky Sports:

Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a car crash, according to Sky sources.

Police were called following reports of a crash in Dovedale Road in Sunderland just before midday on Saturday.

Northumbria Police have released the following statement:

“A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the legal alcohol limit and he is currently in police custody and inquiries are ongoing.

 “The arrest follows the report of a car colliding with a number of parked vehicles on Dovedale Road in Sunderland at about 11.55am today.”

Republic of Ireland international Gibson, 30, is currently out due to injury and has not played for Sunderland since New Year’s Day.’


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