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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.

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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."

Irish Independent

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