Saints star on drink-drive charge

Saints star on drink-drive charge

A Premier League striker is facing a drink-driving charge after police stopped his Porsche in Southampton city centre in the early hours.

Southampton striker Guly Do Prado was detained after his car was allegedly seen being driven "erratically" at 4.35am on Monday.

The 30-year-old Brazilian-born player, whose full name is Guilherme Do Prado Raymundo, was arrested and subsequently charged with drink-driving. The player, of Channel Way, Southampton, has been bailed to appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on September 12.

A spokesman for Hampshire Police said the arrest came after officers "noticed a vehicle being driven erratically in the High Street, Southampton, at approximately 4.35am, Monday August 27".

Southampton signed Do Prado on a loan deal from Italian side Cesena in 2010. The striker signed a permanent deal in January 2011 with his contact extended last month until summer 2014.

Do Prado played in Saints' first Premier League game of the season against Manchester City and has scored a total of 19 goals in 77 appearances for the Hampshire club.

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