NEWCASTLE Utd star Joelinton has today arrived at court charged with drink-driving.

The midfielder, 26, was arrested in the early hours of January 12 after being pulled over by police while in his Mercedes.

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Joelinton has arrived at court charged with drink-driving[/caption]

Joelinton allegedly failed a breathalyser test and was charged with drink-driving.

The Brazilian is appearing at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court today.

He arrived this morning in a smart black suit and black tie.

It comes less than 48 hours after he scored the winner in the Magpies’ Carabao Cup semi-final against Southampton.

Joelinton was bought by Newcastle for £40million in 2019 from German side Hoffenheim.

He has since become instrumental for the Premier League team.

Manager Eddie Howe moved Joelinton from his position as centre-forward to a left-sided midfield role last season.

Since then, the footballer has gone from strength-to-strength.

Northumbria Police said: “Shortly before 1.20am today, officers pulled over a vehicle in the Ponteland Road area of Newcastle and arrested the occupant.

“Joelinton Cassio, 26, of Ponteland, has since been charged with driving whilst above the prescribed limit for alcohol.

“He is due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle on January 26.”

Newcastle United are aware of the incident but are not commenting.

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The footballer was pulled over by cops while in a Mercedes[/caption]

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Joelinton’s goal on Tuesday helped Newcastle win the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final[/caption]

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The Brazilian defender was bought by Newcastle for £40million in 2019[/caption]

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