Newcastle's midfielder Joelinton is charged with drink-driving
Newcastle’s £40m star Joelinton is charged with drink-driving after being pulled over at 1.20am this morning
- Newcastle midfielder Joelinton has been charged by police with drink-driving
- The Brazilian was pulled over by officers in the early hours of Thursday morning
- Joelinton is now set to appear before magistrates court at the end of this month
Newcastle midfielder Joelinton has been charged with drink-driving and will appear in court at the end of the month.
The Brazilian was pulled over by police at 1.20am on Thursday and was arrested by officers. He was subsequently charged for driving whilst above the prescribed limit for alcohol.
Joelinton will appear in court on January 26, two days after Newcastle’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Southampton.
Newcastle midfielder Joelinton (pictured) has been charged with drink-driving
Newcastle paid £40million for the former Hoffenheim player in 2019 and he is thought to earn around £80,000 per week.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: ‘Shortly before 1.20am today (Thursday) officers pulled over a vehicle in the Ponteland Road area of Newcastle and arrested the occupant.
‘Joelinton Casio, 26, of Ponteland, has since been charged whilst above the prescribed limit for alcohol. He is due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle on January 26.’
The midfielder joined the club from Hoffenheim for £40m in 2019 and has starred this season
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is aware of the incident and the matter is also being dealt with internally.
Joelinton, has been a revelation under Howe and was on the scoresheet during Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Leicester in the last eight of the Carabao Cup.
He has been one of the success stories of Howe’s reign after initially struggling upon his move to St James’ Park, with the Englishman moving Joelinton into a midfield role.
Tuesday’s goal was his third from 21 appearances this season and he has emerged as a fan favourite during the team’s climb to third in the Premier League.
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