Irish Police have chased down and arrested a former Premier League star in Ireland after being found with £4,000 worth of cocaine in his car.
Before the arrest, the ex-footballer, whose name has been withheld by the Irish authorities, was not ready to surrender and had engaged the Police in an escape race.
He was out-sped by the police in the car chase and was compelled to stop after his chances of escape slimmed down.
The incident, which took place on Thursday, December 6, saw the former Premier League player arrested and detained in the Crumlin area of Dublin the same day.
More information from the Irish authorities revealed that the man is Irish and is in his 30s. He was arrested with another man for being in possession of drugs.
Due to his race to escape arrest, he will equally be charged for dangerous driving. However, the Irish Mirror reports he has been released from Crumlin Garda Station.
Meanwhile, arrangement is being made to ensure a speedy prosecution, with a file reportedly sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions to commence proceedings with immediate effect.
A Garda spokesman said; ‘Gardaí arrested two men (aged in their 30s) in the early hours of Friday morning, January 6, 2023, in relation to incidents of dangerous driving in Dublin 12.
‘A quantity of drugs was also recovered from the offending vehicle.
‘Both men were detained in Crumlin Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and have been charged in relation to this.
‘They have since been bailed and are due to appear before court at a later date.’
Incidents of football stars falling out with authorities on misdemeanors and felonies have been a recurrent decimal.
Currently, Premier League and Brentford star Ivan Toney is at loggerheads with the English FA for breaching betting rules as a player, and is under investigations.
Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy was suspended from Manchester City squad as he faces trial for multiple allegations of rape cases while at Manchester.
Benjamin Mendy’s trial has dragged on with multiple women of different age categories coming out to allege he sexually assaulted and raped them in his house.
Mendy has denied the allegations, but as things stand he risks hefty fine, short-term prison sentence or even life imprisonment. After a short break, his trial has resumed and fingers are crossed on what will be the verdict of the jury.
Another Premier League star that slip into the trouble waters with the authorities is Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood.
Although the Red Devils are still paying Greenwood’s entitled wages, he is still suspended from the squad following police investigations into alleged abuse and assault against his girlfriend.
Pundits have argued Mason Greenwood would have hit the peaks of his Manchester United and Premier League career under this Erik Ten Hag. Now, he has been forced to defend himself against the allegations levelled against him, and has witness first-hand his promising career grind to a halt.
The identity of the former Premier League star currently under the anchors of Irish authorities will soon be disclosed as soon as full trial commences after the arrest.