Derby County footballers charged with drink driving

25 September 2019, 18:14 | Updated: 25 September 2019, 18:16

The crash occurred in Allestree last night
The crash occurred in Allestree last night. Picture: Derbyshire Police
Maddie Goodfellow

By Maddie Goodfellow

Two footballers have been charged with drink driving after a crash.

Derby County footballers Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett were arrested following a crash in Allestree last night.

Police said a Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes GLC collided.

Mr Bennett, 23, from Mansfield, and Mr Lawrence, of Duffield, are due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on 15 October.

Lawrence and Bennett will appear in court in October
Lawrence and Bennett will appear in court in October. Picture: PA

25-year-old Wales international Mr Lawrence was taken to hospital as a precaution, but police say neither man was injured.

A Derby County Football Club spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident that took place on 24th September 2019."

"Because of ongoing legal proceedings, the club will not be making further comment at this time."

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