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Premier League star Ashley Barnes arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
STRIKER Ashley Barnes was arrested for driving under the influence after her Burnley team secured their Premier League status.
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The 31-year-old is said to have drank on a four-hour bus ride with teammates from his Clarets after his victory at Fulham last week.
But then he was pulled over near his home in his £ 55,000 Mercedes V-Class minivan.
He failed a breath test and was arrested, drawing the ire of manager Sean Dyche.
A source said: “Sean is a strict disciplinarian and expects a lot from older players like Ashley.
“Some of the players drank and laughed for about four hours.
“But what’s not funny is getting off the bus and getting behind the wheel of his car. Ashley is ashamed of what he did. ”
Barnes was a submarine in the 86th minute of a 2-0 win at Fulham last Monday night, guaranteeing Burnley top-notch football for another season.
Ashley Barnes married to Suzanne
He was later detained by police near his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Barnes, married to Suzanne, 33, was released on police bail and is due to appear in court on June 14.
The player, who has made more than 200 appearances for Burnley, also faces a disciplinary hearing from the club.
A club spokesperson said: “Burnley FC maintains and expects the highest standards of responsible behavior from all players and staff.
“Therefore, the club will handle this matter with the utmost seriousness, with due respect to the conclusion of the legal proceedings.
“The player is subject to internal disciplinary procedures.”
Two years ago, Barnes shared how he got the nickname “Ash-Cabs” after he and his teammate Ashley Westwood bought a minibus to take the players.
He said: “It’s just the standard [Mercedes] Viano. Eight of us skip most days.
“Most clubs probably don’t have a lot of carpool players, but we are a tight-knit group here.”
Cheshire Police said: “On Tuesday May 11, around 3 am, officers stopped a black Mercedes V220.
“The driver of the vehicle, a 31-year-old man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drinking and driving.
“Ashley Luke Barnes of Wilmslow was later indicted”.
Barnes was on the bench for Burnley’s game against Liverpool at Turf Moor last night.