Footballer Arrested For In London Colney
22 August 2012, 12:16
An Arsenal footballer has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving just a couple of miles from the club's training ground.
It is understood that Andre Santos, 29, from Sao Paulo in Brazil, was apprehended by officers who noticed a car being driven erratically by a driver who failed to stop.
The incident happened last Friday morning - the day before the North London team's first game of the season - Scotland Yard said.
It is thought Santos, who was on the bench for the Gunners' opener against Sunderland on Saturday, was behind the wheel of a powerful sports car.
He was picked up by officers close to Arsenal's training ground in London Colney in Hertfordshire, just inside the M25 motorway.
The Sun newspaper reported a car was being driven at speeds of up to 130mph in a high-speed chase.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ``Shortly after 9.30am on Friday August 17, a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop for police on the A1, near to Junction 22 of the M25.
``Officers' attention was drawn to the vehicle due to the manner of its driving.
``The man has been bailed to return at a date in mid-September to a North London police station.''
The man was not breathalysed, police added.