England star Grealish charged with fourth driving offence

Aston Villa captain and England star Jack Grealish charged with FOURTH motoring offence this year

Manchester City will be going all-out to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa next season at a recommendation from Kevin De Bruyne, according to the Mirror.

FOOTBALL star Jack Grealish has admitted crashing his vehicle after a party during lockdown - less than 24 hours after he urged fans to "Stay Home".

The charges stemming from the first incident allege the 25-year-old drove a Range Rover carelessly at the scene in Mereways, Dickens Heath, and failed to stop after damage was caused to a Citroen van and a Mercedes.

The England global midfielder is accused of driving without due care and attention on the M42, the A446 and on Bodymoor Heath Road, where Villa's training complex is located, on October 18.

The footballer, who did not appear in court because he was training with his club, pleaded guilty to careless driving.

The winger, of Barnt Green, Worcestershire, was involved in the incident less than 24 hours after issuing a Twitter video message urging people to stay at home to save lives and protect the NHS.

His vehicle was clocked by an unmarked police patrol doing up to 98 miles per hour (158 kilometres per hour).

He was slurring his words, unsteady on his feet and wearing odd slippers when he stumbled from his £80,000 4×4 following the crash in Solihull, West Midlands, at 8.40am, Birmingham magistrates' court was told.

Nyatanga, recounting the guard's opinion of Grealish, said: "He could smell, in his opinion, intoxicating liquor on his breath".

The England global also admitted a second charge of careless driving relating to allegations he drove without due care and attention on the M42, in October.

District judge John Bristow pointed out that Grealish "shouldn't even have been driving" due to the lockdown.

Grealish apologised hours after the incident, saying in a video message that he was "deeply embarrassed" and had "stupidly agreed" to go around to a friend's house.

Following a short adjournment and submissions by Grealish's lawyer, the judge adjourned the Villa captain's sentencing to next month.

The court heard that Grealish, who already has six points on his licence for a 2018 speeding offence, could not attend court for sentencing, which was adjourned until 15 December.



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