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Man City star Toure charged with drink driving

first_img Image: Jon Super Share Tweet Email Image: Jon Super 24,615 Views http://the42.ie/3118428 By AFP Dec 3rd 2016, 7:47 PM No Comments Saturday 3 Dec 2016, 7:47 PM Short URL Rivals put their differences aside to stand as one and pay tribute to Chapecoense>Hat-trick hero Alexis Sanchez inspires Arsenal to win at West Ham> MAN CITY MIDFIELDER Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving, police revealed on Saturday.Toure was driving in Dagenham in east London at the time of the alleged offence on Monday evening.The Metropolitan police said the 33-year-old was then charged on Tuesday with driving while his alcohol level was above the legal limit.Toure, who has scored in City’s win at Crystal Palace just days before the incident, has been bailed and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on December 13.“Yaya Toure, 33, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, was charged on Tuesday November 29 with a driving offence, namely driving a motor vehicle when alcohol levels (were) above the legal limit,” a police statement confirmed.“He will appear on bail at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, December 13. The charge follows a stop of a car in Dagenham at around 11pm on Monday, November 28.”Despite the controversy, the Ivory Coast international played in City’s 3-1 defeat against Premier League title rivals Chelsea at Eastlands on Saturday.Toure has spoken about being a devout Muslim and once claimed he couldn’t accept a bottle of champagne as a man of the match award due to his religious beliefs.He was recently recalled to the City squad after being exiled by boss Pep Guardiola at the start of the season.© – AFP 2016The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Man City star Toure charged with drink driving Despite the controversy, the Ivory Coast international played in the club’s 3-1 defeat earlier. Follow us: the42.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img