Captain Jack Grealish of Aston Villa ‘smelled of alcohol’ as he turned into parked cars at ‘pace’ before climbing out of his £ 80,000 Range Rover and slurring his words during the Covid lockdown after a party, a court heard today.
The 25-year-old international from England left the party and took his high-powered 4×4 behind the wheel before reversing into a silver Citroen van and a £ 30,000 silver C-class Mercedes, climbing a kerb and smashing into a wall.
The Barnt Green, Worcestershire, midfielder, was involved in the incident less than 24 hours after issuing a video message on Twitter encouraging people to stay home to fight Covid.
He was identified as ‘smelling of liquor’ by a security guard who questioned him following the accident, having slurred speech and being unsteady on his feet. He also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of reckless driving after being observed driving down the M42 at ‘near an intimidating distance’ at more than 90mph.
Source: Daily Mail