Stoke City striker Saido Berahino will face trial for drink driving in the West End of London after asserting he fled a bunch of armed robbers.
After being arrested in Bedford Square on 18 February berahino Staffordshire, from Old Penkridge Road, appeared in court.
The striker was allowed bail until his trial on 15 May.
He had been threatened by armed robbers before his arrest at roughly 03:00 GMT, Jake Taylor, for Berahino, said.
Berahino was arrested in Bedford Square after reports of a”disturbance” in nearby Great Russell Street.
The striker appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court charged with a count of drink driving.
Mr Taylor, who said quite a few items had been shot, said the ball gamer had driven”that a really short distance” in his Range Rover within a period of roughly 15 minutes.
He said the issue in the event has been”duress of context”, and that there would be no expert evidence in regard to the breathalyser reading.
Berahino was almost three times the limitation, with 103mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.
The Met Police said an investigation into the robbery continued with no arrests had been left.
Berahino talked in court simply to present his nationality and also to give his name, address.
In embarrassment for the ball gamer, photographs shown in had been given a parking ticket.
Stoke City haven’t commented on the player’s arrest but it’s understood he is going to be handled indefinitely under the disciplinary policy of the Championship club.
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