L’Équipe report via the Munich-based daily Die Tageszeitung this evening that French international defender Benjamin Pavard is set to appear in court next Wednesday, after being arrested six months ago for driving under the influence of alcohol,
The former Lille man could be hit with a fine worth two months’ wages, as well as a one-year suspension on his driving license. He had been stopped by police on August 4 last year, in the early hours of the morning near the Bavarian capital’s town hall, and after being taken to the police station for a blood alcohol test was found to have been behind the wheel over the legal limit. A few days later, the 26-year-old had recognised his mistake, adding that “nobody is perfect, but I’ve learnt my lesson.”
Pavard, who missed the Champions League last 16 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday due to suspension, had reportedly already received a fine from the club in the wake of the incident. He is under contract with the Bundesliga champions until the end of next season, having joined from Stuttgart in 2019.