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Gibson released on bail after drink driving incident

Midfielder gets in hot water

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Reports are emerging that Everton player Darron Gibson was involved in an accident on Sunday morning near his home in Altrincham. The midfielder allegedly hit a cyclist and then fled the scene. He later pulled into a nearby petrol station, hitting a couple of the pumps before coming to a stop. The cyclist is reported to have suffered minor injuries in the collision.

Gibson has been charged by the police with drink driving, driving without due care and attention and failing to stop after an incident. He is also alleged to have failed a breathalyzer test at the petrol pump when the authorities caught up with him. The 27-year-old was then arrested and held for a few hours before being bailed out of jail. He is scheduled to be back in court on September 1st for the hearing.

This is the the latest blow for Gibson in an Everton career that has been littered by injuries. Once expected to form the backbone of the side, he is on a £50,000 per week wage but has just 10 Premier League appearances in the last two seasons. Gibson has also been capped 25 times by the Republic of Ireland since making his international debut back in 2007.