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Diouf charged with drink driving
El Hadji Diouf playing for Bolton Wanderers
El Hadji Diouf was arrested in Bolton early on Sunday
Premiership striker El Hadji Diouf has been charged with drink driving.

The 24-year-old Bolton Wanderers and Senegal star was stopped by police in Blackburn Road, Bolton, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was arrested and breathalysed before being taken to a police station where he was charged and released on bail.

Earlier this year Diouf denied a disorderly conduct charge after a Middlesbrough fan alleged he spat at him during a game last November.

He is due to stand trial on the Section 5 Public Order offence at Teesside Magistrates' Court on 8 December.

Loan spell

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "El Hadji Diouf was stopped on Blackburn Road (A666) by an officer at 0420 GMT, who requested he take a breath test.

"He was then arrested and taken to Astley Bridge police station, where he was charged with drink driving."

Diouf is due to appear before Bolton magistrates on 21 November.

He signed for Bolton from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee after a loan spell.

He was initially brought to England by former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier, who signed him from French club Lens for 10 million in 2002.


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