Arsenal News: Santos charged with dangerous driving

| September 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Gunners leftback Andre Santos has been charged with dangerous driving after his initial arrest on August 17th.

The Brazilian who has played second fiddle to Keiran Gibbs this season will appear at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on September 27th, where he will receive his sentence.

The 29-year-old reportedly sped his Maserati GranTurismo at a ridiculous 130mph close to the Gunners training ground, and was naturally caught and has been charged.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman confirmed:

Andre Santos, 29, of East Finchley, north London, has been charged with dangerous driving and driving without due care and attention on August 17th this year in Mill Hill, north west London.

Earlier rumours had suggested he may face prison time, but it is unknown what the likely sentence will be and whether he will be stripped of his Arsenal contract.

Clubs have the right to void players contracts if they do not abide by standard contractual agreements such as breaking the law, and it may be wise for the Gunners to let him go and reinforce in January if he is sentenced to prison. But this is an extreme scenario.. Surely it won’t come to that right?!

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  • Bilyaminu Tambuwal

    what ever it may be, the law must take its course, and this will serve as a great lesson to him.