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Darron Gibson 'charged with drink drive hit-and-run'

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Darron Gibson arrested by police in Manchester
Darron Gibson arrested by police in Manchester

Republic of Ireland and Everton soccer star Darron Gibson has reportedly failed a breath test after he was involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a cyclist injured.

The incident is believed to have taken place on Sunday evening, as the 27-year-old midfielder hit the cyclist and drove off before he crashed his £125,000 Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo into a petrol pump.

It was at that point that Gibson stopped and was confronted by police, where he is alleged to have failed a breath test.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police told The Sun: "He (Gibson) has been bailed to appear at Trafford magistrates’ court on Tuesday, September 1.

"This is in relation to an incident on Sunday 16 August 2015 where police were called to reports that a car had collided with a cyclist on Park Road, Trafford and failed to stop before pulling into a petrol station on nearby Dunham Road and colliding with a pump."

Gibson is believed to have been held in cells for hours and charged with drink driving, driving without due care and attention and failing to stop after an accident.

This appears to be the latest blow to the career of a player who has been hit by a run of injuries in the last few years that have seen the former Manchester United star play just 10 Premier League games in the last two seasons.

Gibson has been capped 25 times by the Republic of Ireland since making his international debut back in 2007.