Darron Gibson: Everton midfielder facing court date after alleged drunken hit-and-run in £125,000 car left a cyclist injured

Gibson was said to have then hit a pump at a petrol station

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Everton midfielder Darron Gibson will appear in court next month in connection with an alleged hit-and-run.

The incident, which took place on Sunday night in Altrincham, Cheshire, left a cyclist injured.

The Republic of Ireland international, 27, was detained after police received a call that said a cyclist had been hit by a car that then hit a pump at a petrol station.

Mr Gibson is accused of driving while drinking excess alcohol and is due before Trafford Magistrates' Court on 1 September.

It is alleged he was behind the wheel of his black Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo - a car that sells for £125,000 - when the incident happened close to his home.

Greater Manchester Police said Mr Gibson was charged with driving without due care and attention, driving with excess alcohol and failing to stop after a road traffic collision.

"This is in relation to an incident on Sunday August 16 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," a spokesman said.

An Everton spokesman declined to comment.