Everton's Steven Pienaar charged with drink driving

23 February 2010 10:59
The Everton midfielder, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning in Liverpool.

Merseyside Police said they charged the South Africa international with drink driving and failing to comply with a traffic signal.

Evertons Steven Pienaar burgled during Premier League match against TottenhamEnglish football enjoying new golden era despite global recessionChelsea six points adrift of United after Everton stalemateAston Villa rally to keep Everton to a drawThe 27-year-old was part of Everton's team in their 3-1 win over Premiership champions Manchester United at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

A police spokesman said: ''Merseyside Police can confirm that a 27-year-old man has been charged with drink driving and failure to comply with a traffic sign.

''He was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning and charged later that day.

''Steven Pienaar from Woolton will appear at Liverpool City Magistrates Court on March 9, 2010.''

He arrived at the Merseyside club on loan in the summer of 2007, and his move from Borussia Dortmund was later made permanent when Everton paid £2 million for the player.

Everton Football Club declined to comment on the matter.

Source: Telegraph

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