January 13 News According to the “Daily Mail” report,
Newcastle midfielder Joelinton was arrested by police in the early hours of Thursday for drink driving and the 26-year-old is reportedly due to appear before Newcastle magistrates on January 26.
Police in Northumbria said the Brazilian was caught driving over the prescribed alcohol limit.
A spokesman said: “Police stopped a vehicle and arrested the occupant in the Ponteland Road area of Newcastle at 1.20am today (Thursday). Joelinton, 26, has since been charged with exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit.
He will appear before magistrates in Newcastle on January 26.”
According to media reports, Newcastle coach Eddie Howe and the team’s top management have been aware of the incident, but the club is not prepared to comment on the matter at this stage.
This season, Joelinton has represented Newcastle in 21 games in various competitions. He scored 3 goals and sent 3 assists.