Manchester City's Michael Johnson arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after car crash
Friday 01 June 2012
A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after an early-morning car crash.
Manchester City's Michael Johnson, 24, was held by police after the smash involving his Mercedes CLS 350 at 3.50am yesterday on Grangethorpe Road in Urmston, Greater Manchester.
Local reports suggest the midfielder had been on his way to his girlfriend's home in Urmston when his car hit a parked BMW X5.
Johnson is a product of City's youth academy and made his first-team debut in 2006 before going on to represent England Under-19s.
But he has been plagued by injuries and ruptured a cruciate ligament in training.
He battled back to full fitness in time for the 2010/11 season.
Last season he began on loan at Leicester before returning to City for the latter part of the campaign.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "At approximately 3.50am on May 31 2012, police were called to reports of a minor road traffic collision at Grangethorpe Road in Urmston.
"A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving."
Latest in Sport
Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder set to force through move to Louis van Gaal's Red Devils - reports
Manchester United transfer news: United given new hope in race for Juan Cuadrado as Barcelona talks stall
Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Daley Blind and Thomas Vermaelen on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender
Liverpool transfer news: Brendan Rodgers plans more Anfield signings this summer
Chelsea transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres is staying at Stamford Bridge
- 1 Scientists create transparent mouse complete with see-through organs
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 Putin v Obama: Russian deputy prime minister mocks president with catty pictures on Twitter
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us