Newcastle’s Joelinton fined £29,000 on drink-driving charge. Joelinton, a midfielder for Newcastle, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence and was sentenced to a $29,000 fine and a year’s driving suspension.
In the wee hours of January 12, the Brazilian failed a breath test that revealed he had 43 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath, which was beyond the permitted limit of 35 milligrams.
Joelinton said that earlier in the evening, he had consumed two glasses of wine.
District Judge Paul Currer determined the fine using records indicating his weekly salary of £43,000 as the basis.
After the authorities revealed that the player had been charged with the offense, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe stuck by the player and did not fire him.
However, it is anticipated that the club would now take further disciplinary measures against Joelinton.
The 26-year-old has been a crucial component of the Magpies’ success this year and scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday’s 1-0 triumph over Southampton in the first leg of the League Cup semifinal.