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World Cup star Remy in drink-driving ban

By Tom Wilkinson

World Cup star Loic Remy has been banned from driving after he admitted being one-and-a-half times the drink limit.

When the France striker's Porsche Cayenne was stopped by police in Newcastle in March a test showed he had 56mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The limit is 35mg.

The 27-year-old QPR player was on loan to Newcastle United at the time. There is speculation that he could move from Loftus Road to another Premier League team for between £8.5 million and £15m.

Wearing ripped designer jeans, a black T-shirt, a gold chain, and carrying a backpack, Remy appeared before District Judge Jane Hamilton at Newcastle Magistrates Court.

He was driving at 4.15am towards his home in Darras Road, Ponteland, Northumberland, on Sunday, March 9 when he was pulled over.

The judge banned him for 14 months and fined him £3,750, plus £200 costs and a victim impact surcharge of £120.

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