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Chelsea Star apprehended for drunk driving

London : United Kingdom | Jan 26, 2009 at 1:02 AM PST
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Chelsea midfield star Jon Obi Mikel was held by cops for drunk driving outside the club's ground on Saturday. Shockingly, this incident took place just hours before Chelsea's FA cup fourth round clash against Ipswich. Mikel was the given the match off to rest. This incident is sure to infuriate the Chelsea gaffer "Big Phil" Scolari. The midfielder was reportedly put in a police cell after giving a breath test. He was however , bailed out by the time Chelsea completed their 3-1 victory over Ipswich to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Mikel faces a driving ban of one year which may also be extended to six months in prison. A Chelsea spokesman said: “We are aware he was arrested and charged. We want to establish the facts before we comment.”

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