Yaya Touré allegedly charged with drink driving; court date set for December

Manchester City star Yaya Touré has been charged with a drink driving offence, according to exclusive reports in both the Daily Star and Daily Express.

The 33-year-old was pulled over at 11pm on November 28 and tested at the roadside, then again in custody after police found he had an alcohol level above the illegal limit. When a second test showed the same result, the Ivorian was charged and later released on bail.

Touré is now due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court on December 13, and the Express reports that the Met Police have confirmed the footballer’s drink driving charge.

Manchester City head of media relations, Simon Heggie, said to the Express: “It’s a personal issue so we would not comment, speak to his agent.”

Touré is known to be a devout Muslim and once refused a bottle of champagne on live television, awarded for a man of the match performance, on religious grounds.

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