Friday 19 January 2018

Ireland's Darron Gibson appears in court accused of hitting cyclist while drink-driving

Everton footballer Darron Gibson (centre) arrives at Trafford Magistrates' Court in Sale, Cheshire, where he will appear accused of crashing his sports car into a cyclist while drink-driving. Photo credit: Tony Spencer/PA Wire
Everton footballer Darron Gibson (centre) arrives at Trafford Magistrates' Court in Sale, Cheshire, where he will appear accused of crashing his sports car into a cyclist while drink-driving. Photo credit: Tony Spencer/PA Wire

Everton star Darron Gibson will appear in court accused of crashing his sports car into a cyclist while drink-driving.

Gibson, 27, is alleged to have been behind the wheel of his black Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo car when it hit the bike before driving away.

Irishman Gibson is alleged to have then pulled into a petrol station nearby and collided with a petrol pump.

Police were called and charged the Premier League footballer with driving without due care and attention, driving with excess alcohol and failing to stop after a road traffic collision, near his home in Altrincham, Cheshire, on the evening of August 16.

Gibson, a Republic of Ireland international who plays in midfield, began his career at Manchester United before joining Everton for around £1 million in 2012, but his career has been ravaged by injuries.

He is currently out of action due to a groin injury.

Gibson will appear at Trafford Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

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