- Arsenal starlet Chuba Akpom has been banned from driving after crashing his Range Rover
- The incident happened on December 17, 2017 and the player was said to have been drunk
Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom has been banned from driving after crashing his £60,000 Range Rover while drunk on a concoction of vodka and cranberry juice.
The player was said to be behind the wheel at 4.50am in the morning on December 17, 2017 near his home in Barnet, North London when he lost control.
Akpom, 22, who is an English professional footballer of Nigerian descent was then taken to Colindale police station where he was later charged according to Daily Mail.
But Chuba Akpom's father was said to have found the abandoned car the next day and wrongly feared his son had been kidnapped for ransom until he arrived home by taxi.
Prosecutor Zahid Hussain told the Willesden Magistrates Court that Akpom who signed his first pro contract with the Gunners the day after his seventeenth birthday was caught near his home.
He added: “His driving was erratic and he was observed by an off-duty police officer. He was parallel to a Shell petrol station and lost control, mounting the grass verge.
“He crashed into roadside furniture then drove back towards the road and into a heavy-duty fencing, knocking it down and out of the ground.
“He caused extensive damage to his Range Rover and left considerable debris strewn around the road.”.
Akpom has made ten first-team appearances for Arsenal and had loan spells with Brentford; Coventry City; Nottingham Forest; Hull City and Brighton & Hove Albion.
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