23/Apr/2014 - Last News Update: 17:00

Everton FC's Steven Pienaar charged with drink-driving

Category: England

Published: 23rd Feb 2010 09:16:57

Everton FC's midfielder Steven Pienaar has been accused of drinking and driving after being stopped in Liverpool city centre.

The 27-year-old was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning and was also charged with failure to comply with a traffic sign.

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman refused to say exactly where he was stopped.

He is due to appear before Liverpool Magistrates on 9 March. His team beat Manchester United 3-1 the day before.

The South African was brought to Goodison Park on loan in the summer of 2007.

He was signed for £2.05m after he permanently left his former club, Dortmund in April 2008.

Everton FC has not yet commented on the charges.

Source:
BBC News External Link Show Citation

Latest News

Harvard Citation

BBC News, 2010. Everton FC's Steven Pienaar charged with drink-driving [Online] (Updated 23rd Feb 2010)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/39357/Everton-FCs-Steven-Pienaar-charged-with-drink-driving [Accessed 23rd Apr 2014]

News In Other Categories

  • Liverpool port's £100m Chinese crane investment

    The developers of a new container terminal at the Port of Liverpool have invested £100m in 17 Chinese cranes.
  • Anatomy of the cost of a new drug

    The cost of drugs is in the headlines following the decision by NHS watchdog NICE that a new cancer treatment should not be funded.
  • Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal

    Customers of streaming service Amazon Prime in the US will be able to watch TV shows including The Sopranos and The Wire as part of a licensing agreement with subscription channel HBO.
  • Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska receives Cervantes prize

    Mexican writer and journalist Elena Poniatowska has received the most important award for literature in the Spanish language, the Cervantes prize.
  • Bristol Academy extends reach overseas with first foreign students

    With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
  • David Moyes: Manchester United insist timing of sacking was right

    Manchester United opted to sack David Moyes because they did not want to start the search for a successor behind his back, the BBC has learned.