- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - A Premier League footballer must serve a 12-month community order and has been banned from driving for 20 months after driving into three cyclists when over the legal alcohol limit and failing to report the crash.

Darron Gibson, the former Manchester United midfielder who now plays for Everton, pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to driving with excess alcohol, driving without due care and attention and failing to stop after an accident had occurred on Aug. 16.

The 27-year-old Gibson’s car mounted a pavement and struck three men who had stopped at the roadside to fix a broken bicycle chain. Gibson drove off and then pulled into a gas station, where he collided with a petrol pump.

Gibson must pay a total of about 6,000 pounds ($9,200) in damages, compensation and costs.


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