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PSG: Marco Verratti arrested for drink-driving

PSG: Marco Verratti arrested for drink-driving



L'Équipe reports that the PSG and Italy midfielder was arrested on Tuesday night after recording a blood-alcohol level of over twice the legal limit.

PSG and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti was arrested last Tuesday night after testing positive for excess alcohol in his blood during a test conducted by traffic police.

L’Équipe reported that Verratti was pulled over and registered 0.49 mg/l during a breathalyser test, over twice the permitted legal limit in France of 0.20 mg/l.

Verratti fined and facing driving ban

Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti.

The 25-year-old was detained and later released and will learn his fate at a later date, with a lengthy driving ban on the cards. Verratti was also fined by PSG, who released a statement on the club’s official website on Friday.

“Under the rules applicable to the contracts of all our players, Marco Verratti will be deprived of a portion of his monthly ethics bonus, which obliges all PSG players to exercise exemplary behaviour under all circumstances with regard to the statutes of the club.

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