Premier League footballer charged with drink-driving

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Premier League footballer Nile Ranger has been charged with drink-driving, a police spokeswoman said today.

The 20-year-old Newcastle United striker was arrested in an early morning incident in Newcastle city centre last month.

He was granted bail until today pending the outcome of a blood test and was charged by Northumbria Police to appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on November 10.

Another man was charged with drink-driving and driving without insurance after the footballer's distinctive black and white Range Rover was allegedly driven off while Ranger was talking to police. The car was stopped nearby.