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Irish footballer Darron Gibson pleads guilty to drink driving after hitting cyclist

The international was banned from driving for 20 months.

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IRISH FOOTBALL INTERNATIONAL Darron Gibson has avoided a custodial sentence after pleading guilty to drink driving after hitting a cyclist with his car.

The 27-year-old was banned from driving for 20 months and ordered to complete 200 hours of community work, according to ITV News.

The Derry man had been charged with the hit-and-run that occurred on a Sunday 16 August.

A statement from police at the time said that the car had collided with a cyclist before continuing on to a petrol station where it collided with a petrol pump.

Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard that the cyclist received cuts to his legs and arm and that his £4,500 bike was written off.

Gibson pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, driving without care and attention and failing to stop after an accident.

He was also ordered to pay £5,895 in fines and costs.

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