Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson due in court on drink driving charge

Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson due in court on drink driving charge

Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson will appear in court today 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.

The Everton star 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 began his career at Manchester United before joining Everton for around £1m in 2012, but his career has been ravaged by injuries.

Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson due in court on drink driving charge

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

Gibson will appear at Trafford Magistrates’ Court later today.

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