Sunderland striker Sessegnon charged with drink driving

A Premier League star has been charged with drink driving after he was arrested while team mates played in a cup game last night.

Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon was stopped by Northumbria Police on Westgate Road, Newcastle, at 7.51pm yesterday, around the time the Black Cats went 1-0 down to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup clash at the Stadium of Light.

A police spokesman said Sessegnon, who plays for the Benin national side, has been charged with drink driving and will appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on October 4.

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