Jack Grealish Charged With Dangerous Driving Over Lockdown Breach

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been charged with dangerous driving following his lockdown breach back in March.

The 24-year-old was caught attending a party hosted by former teammate Ross McCormack, after which he damaged two parked cars in his own vehicle, before fleeing the scene.

Grealish, who had previously urged fans to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak, later apologised for the incident, but West Midlands Police have now confirmed on their official website that they have charged the Villa man.

"A Premier League footballer has been charged with driving without due care and attention, and failing to stop at or report a collision," a statement read.

"Jack Grealish is accused of the offences in Waterside, Dickens Heath, Solihull, on Sunday 29 March.

"An investigation was launched after we responded to reports of a car hitting parked vehicles and the driver fleeing on foot.

Grealish crashed into two parked cars after a lockdown party

"The 24-year-old from Barnt Green, Worcestershire, has been postal charged to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 25 August."

Villa condemned the incident and fined Grealish for his actions, and the Englishman admitted he had 'stupidly' made a huge mistake which had left him 'deeply embarrassed'.

Grealish was back in action on Wednesday as his Villa side came up against Sheffield United. The game ended in a 0-0 draw, although Villa were fortunate to escape with a point after Hawk Eye failed to detect a clear goal for the Blades.

The 24-year-old is one of Manchester United's top targets for the summer, although talk of an £80m bid is a little premature. The Red Devils continue to monitor Grealish but will wait to see whether Villa are forced to lower their asking price if they are relegated from the top flight.

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Source : 90min