Flying Dutchman Drenthe so sorry
Published 06/11/2010 | 05:00
FLYING Dutchman Royston Drenthe has apologised to the citizens of Alicante after he was caught driving at speeds of up 180kph last week.
Drenthe, who is on loan at newly-promoted Hercules from Real Madrid, was pulled over by police at around 4am after he ran six red lights while driving at speeds more suited to a Red Arrows fly-by.
The player, who couldn't be stopped initially because he was going so fast, claimed he was bringing a sick friend to hospital for alcohol poisoning although doctors later confirmed that the passenger was actually just extremely drunk and not in any immediate danger -- apart from slamming into a wall of course.
Drenthe, who reportedly verbally abused police at the scene, said: "I accept that I have done something wrong. I did not want to go fast for no reason, but it was for something urgent."