- Sadio Berahino was due to appear in court over drink-driving
- The forward however failed to show up and an arrest warrant has been issued against him
- The striker was supposed to pay a £75,000 fine
Former West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino seems to be in big trouble as police issue arrest warrant against him.
The 26-year-old’s career seems to have plummeted to another low after skipping a court hearing as well as failing to pay up a fine.
Mirror reports that the former Stoke City striker was scheduled to appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court in north west London to answer to drink-driving charges.
Berahino reportedly failed to cough up a £75,000 for drink-driving and was due for a court date which he never showed.
He was initially busted for drink driving earlier in 2019 when he was flagged by authorities while in his sleek black Range Rover.
The striker, who now plays for Belgian First Divison club Zulte Waregem was found to be “intoxicated beyond limit”. Prior to his arrest, he was robbed of jewellery.
The Burundi-born striker was consequently banned from driving for 30 months and slapped with a £75,000 fine – but he is yet to oblige with his deadline which stood at September 7 long overdue.
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Deputy District Judge Aneeta Borwick (Corr) confirmed that due process had been followed and authorities had been left with no option except to pursue the 26-year old.
"I have considered the application in relation to Saido Berahino and I'm satisfied that the process has been followed, warnings have been sent first class and the significant sum of £75,870 remains outstanding,” Borwick said as quoted by Mirror
Legit.ng earlier reported that Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been fined £50,000 after pleading guilty to drunk-driving following a night out with fellow France teammates.
The 31-year-old goalkeeper was found in a compromising position, slurring words and wobbling around on his feet with what appeared to be vomit on his clothes.
Lloris spent a night in the cells following his arrest at around 2.20am in Gloucester Place, Marylebone on August 24.
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