Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol in Paris during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

By 90Min
November 02, 2018

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol in Paris during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The 25-year-old has been a key player for PSG this season since recovering from a thigh injury, and has made 10 appearances for the club in all competitions. Despite this latest infraction, he was in PSG's starting lineup vs. Lille.

News of Verratti's arrest comes from French outlet L'Equipe, who state that Verratti was stopped on a ringroad in a popular area of southern Paris. He is believed to have been more than twice the legal limit in France, leading to Verratti being placed in a "sobering cell" until the morning, when he was eventually allowed to leave.

He will soon be called to court to learn of his punishment, and will likely be suspended from driving for an extended period of time, as well as receiving a fine.

These claims against Verratti are similar to those against Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who was arrested for drink driving in London in August.

Lloris was fined a total of £50,000 and was also banned from driving for 20 months after being caught driving an unnamed passenger in his Porsche while more than two times over the UK drink-drive limit.

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