A FORMER Premier League footballer has been arrested for drink-driving after ploughing his car through the front of a shop, it was reported.

Pictures from the scene show the front of the Land Rover wedged into the front of the County Durham shop.

The Land Rover lodged inside the shop in County Durham

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The Land Rover lodged inside the shop in County DurhamCredit: NNP
The occupants of the flat above the shop had to be evacuated

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The occupants of the flat above the shop had to be evacuatedCredit: North News & Pictures Ltd nort

The 37-year-old has been bailed by Cleveland Police pending further enquiries, the Daily Mail reports.

The shop suffered substantial damage and the occupants of the flat above had to be evacuated.

The store remained closed over the weekend and the fire brigade were called out following the crash at 9.30pm on Friday.

Earlier this year Burnley Midfielder Dale Stephens was banned from the roads after he was caught behind wheel at almost twice the legal limit. 

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The 32-year-old was pulled over in his £40k Range Rover Sport after going for dinner and ‘having a few beers’.

The £15,000-a-week player was stopped in Cheshire’s poshest village by police during a routine check as cops investigated a string of luxury car thefts. 

Officers are understood to have first let Stephens go but then noticed a smell of alcohol. 

A roadside breath test showed the Premier League star was almost twice the drink drive limit, Stockport Magistrates heard. 



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