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Joelinton Charged For Drink-Driving; To Appear In Court Jan 26


January 13, (THEWILL) – Newcastle United midfielder, Joelinton, has been charged with drink-driving after being pulled over by police in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The 26-year-old Brazilian was arrested for being over the prescribed limit for alcohol. A spokesperson for Northumbria Police stated, “Joelinton Cassio, 26, of Ponteland, has since been charged with driving whilst above the prescribed limit for alcohol.”

Joelinton will appear before magistrates in Newcastle on January 26, which falls in between the two legs of Newcastle’s EFL Cup semi-final with Southampton. This will likely impact his availability for the team during this important match.

The midfielder has played in 21 of Newcastle’s 23 games this season, starting 19 of those, and is one of the team’s key players. This news is a blow for the team and fans alike as they prepare for their upcoming match. The club has yet to release a statement regarding the situation.