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
Daniel Sturridge injury: Alongside Luis Suarez, how the Liverpool SAS may FAIL to become the most lethal partnership in Premier League history
Arsenal: Four remaining fixtures - will they beat Everton to the final Champions League place?
Lukas Podolski future: Double for Arsenal won't see misfit get a new contract
Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2 match report: Gareth Bale scores wonder goal to claim Copa del Rey for Real
Luis Suarez: Could Liverpool cash in on their star striker if they won the Premier League this season?
- 1 Poveglia: 'World's most haunted island' up for sale...is anyone brave enough to buy it?
- 2 Babies cry at night to stop mothers procreating, scientists claim
- 3 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 4 Andre Johnson: Wu-Tang Clan-discovered rapper severed his penis and jumped from LA building
- 5 Mrs Doubtfire 2: Robin Williams set to star in sequel to 1993 comedy
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back