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Southampton's Guly Do Prado fined for drink-driving

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Image caption Guly Do Prado was stopped by police in Southampton city centre

Southampton footballer Guly Do Prado has admitted drink-driving.

The 30-year-old Brazilian was arrested in the early hours of 27 August after his Porsche was seen being driven erratically on Southampton High Street.

The Premier League striker, whose full name is Guilherme Do Prado Raymundo, was fined £2,600 at the city's magistrates' court.

He received a 12 month driving ban, reduced to nine if he takes a driver safety course.

The court heard police had followed the Brazilian's £70,000 black Porsche Panamer following reports of a possible drink-driver.

'Very sorry'

He was stopped and failed a breath test and was found to have 57 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

In mitigation, Philip Somarakis said Do Prado was "respectful and compliant".

"He is very sorry to be appearing before the court and bringing unwanted attention on him and his club," he added.

A spokesman for Southampton FC declined to comment on the case and said the matter had already been dealt with internally.

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