World Cup star Remy in drink-driving ban
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.