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Pienaar charged with drink driving after Everton's win over Manchester United

23 Feb 2010 12:00:19

Pienaar charged with drink driving after Everton's win over Manchester United

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has been charged with being drunk at the wheel. He was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after celebrating his team's 3-1 victory over Manchester United on Saturday. Police charged him with drink driving, and for failing to comply with a traffic signal.  The player was arrested at the roadside in Liverpool city centre,although the exact street is not known. He will appear in court nextmonth. Court date: Steven Pienaar (centre) will face charges on March 9 A police spokesman said this morning: '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 9 March, 2010.' The South African arrived at Goodison Park on loan in the summer of 2007. The move later became permanent after he signed for £2million from Borussia Dortmund. He last had a brush with the law in October 2008 when he was quizzed by police after an alleged assault in the Sefton Park area. No charges were ever brought against the player. A spokesman for Everton said it had 'absolutely no comment' to make and that the latest charge is a 'private matter'. It is thought the 27-year-old will remain available for selection.   Everton facing battle with Bayern Munich and Man City to keep PienaarEverton 3 Man United 1: Soft centre of Sir Alex's team is exposed by ToffeesEVERTON FC


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