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Jermaine Pennant, Stoke City Winger, Charged WIth Drink-Driving

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Premier League footballer Jermaine Pennant has been charged with drink-driving.

The Stoke City player was questioned by police after his BMW collided with a silver Audi in Sale, Greater Manchester.

The 29-year-old, of Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, has been charged with drink-driving, driving while disqualified, and having no insurance.

He is due to appear before Trafford magistrates on May 9.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "At about 5.20am on Sunday April 29, police were called to Cross Street to reports a white BMW collided with a silver Audi.

"The driver of the Audi went to hospital for treatment.

"He was treated for a minor injury to the back. He has been discharged."

PENNANT'S RAP SHEET

FEBRUARY 2004
Given a 16 month ban from driving after being seen driving in the wrong lane in Paddington, West London.

JANUARY 2005
Arrested and charged with drink-driving after crashing his Mercedes into a lamp-post in Aylesbury, while serving his 16 month driving ban and uninsured. Released on parole after 30 days, he immediately returned to playing for Birmingham. It emerged during the trial that he was illiterate.

JULY 2007
Arrested for a Section 5 public order offence — using words or behaviour likely to cause distress — for which he had to pay a fixed penalty fine.

2010
Left his Porsche 911 at a railway station in Zaragoza for five months.

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