fbpx

Newcastle United’s Joelinton in court over drink-drive charge

The Brazilian Premier League star was stopped by police in Newcastle earlier this month

26 January 2023

Joelinton, a star of high-flying Premier League side Newcastle United, is due to appear in court charged with a drink-driving offence.

The 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder was arrested at around 1.20am on January 12 after police pulled over his Mercedes in Newcastle.

He is due before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court less than 48 hours after he scored the winner in the Magpies’ win over Southampton in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.

Earlier this month, Northumbria Police said: “Shortly before 1.20am today, officers pulled over a vehicle in the Ponteland Road area of Newcastle and arrested the occupant.

“Joelinton Cassio, 26, of Ponteland, has since been charged with driving whilst above the prescribed limit for alcohol.

“He is due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle on January 26.”

More from Perspective

Get a free copy of our print edition

News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Your email address will not be published. The views expressed in the comments below are not those of Perspective. We encourage healthy debate, but racist, misogynistic, homophobic and other types of hateful comments will not be published.