Sunderland's Darron Gibson is believed to have been involved in a car crash this morning, causing serious damage to a line of parked cars in a housing estate near the club's training ground.
The 30-year-old former Manchester Untied midfielder was pictured speaking with a police officer at the scene, in photos that were uploaded to social media.
— Andy (@SAFCsource) March 17, 2018
Gibson, who is currently out of action through injury for the Championship's bottom club, was widely photographed on the scene of the incident.
Reported shortly thereafter a Northumbria Police spokesman told the Sunderland Echo:
A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving over the legal alcohol limit and he is currently in police custody.
Inquiries are ongoing and the arrest follows the report of a car colliding with a number of parked vehicles in Dovedale Road, Sunderland.
A spokesperson for Sunderland revealed that they were "aware of a traffic accident," but were not commenting any further.
The extent of the damage caused by the incident has been widely captured on Twitter.
— Hudson (@huds8118) March 17, 2018
Buzzing all week to go out for me to look out me window after a massive bang to see me cars been shifted 40 metres up the street after someone has been apparently doing 60 down my street and smashed into about 4 cars pic.twitter.com/2nKx2NFJC6
— Lewi (@lewigowland) March 17, 2018
Nasty smash on Dovedale Road in Seaburn. pic.twitter.com/NPyjX4Z5kE
— Martin Emmerson (@Martycricket) March 17, 2018
Thankfully, there does not appear to have been anyone hurt during the incident.
Gibson does have an unfortunate past with driving infractions; in 2015 he received a 20-month driving ban for a drink-driving sentence.