Newcastle Utd star Joelinton, 26, charged with drink-driving after being pulled over by cops | The SunJanuary 12, 2023
NEWCASTLE Utd star Joelinton has been charged with drink-driving.
The midfielder, 26, was arrested at 1.20am after police pulled him over in the city.
He has now been charged and is due to appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on January 26.
Northumbria Police 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.”
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Newcastle boss Eddie Howe and the Premier League club are aware of the incident, The Times reports.
Joelinton's arrest came a day after Newcastle beat Leicester 2-0 in the League Cup.
The Brazilian star scored the second goal – helping the Magpies soar through the semi-finals.
Newcastle are next playing in the Premier League against Fulham on Sunday.
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It is not clear if Joelinton's charge will jeopardise his chances of making the final 11.
The midfielder was bought by Newcastle for £40million in 2019 from Hoffenheim.
He has since become instrumental for Eddie Howe's team.
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