Arsenal's Chuba Akpom admits drink driving after crashing £60,000 Range Rover while 'drunk on vodka cranberry' ... but striker's dad feared he'd been KIDNAPPED after finding wreckage

Mail Online | 1/3/2018 | Daniel Matthews For Mailonline
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Arsenal starlet Chuba Akpom has been banned from driving after crashing his £60,000 Range Rover while drunk on a concoction of 'vodka and cranberry juice'.

At around 4.50am on the morning of December 17, the 22-year-old smashed a fence and furniture after losing control of his car and mounting a grass verge near his home in Barnet, North London.

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Police followed the trail of destruction and gave Akpom a breath test. After it showed he was above the legal limit, Akpom was taken to police station and later charged with drink driving.

But no one told the player's father - who, after discovering the wreckage the following morning, feared his son had been kidnapped, the Sun claim.

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The 22-year-old allayed those concerns by eventually returning home safe in a taxi. But at Willesden Magistrates Court on Monday he was fined £9,350, with £85 costs and disqualified from driving for 17 months after admitting driving the Range Rover with more than double the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

'His father woke up later and found the crashed car outside the gate with no driver and for a moment he was seriously concerned about what had happened to his son,' Akpom's lawyer Aki Achillea told the court.


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