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Man U's Tunnicliffe arrested on suspicion of drunken-driving after smashing £60K car

Sunday - Oct 14, 2012, 06:18pm (GMT+5.5)
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London - Manchester United's striker Ryan Tunnicliffe was arrested on suspicion of drunken-driving, after he smashed a 60,000 pound car within hours of getting the keys.

The 19-year-old midfielder was breath-analysed and arrested after he lost control of the luxury black Range Rover as he took it for a spin round an industrial estate.

He allegedly hurtled into a stationary van, shunting it 30ft into a wall. One onlooker said the young Red Devil looked "white as a ghost" as cops raced to the scene in Heywood, Manchester.

"He skidded on the wet road. A mate told me he'd only just picked up the keys. He hit a van and pushed it into a wall, making a terrible screeching sound," The Sun quoted a source, as saying.

The onlooker, who said the speed limit was 30mph, added: "He's hit it with real force because both vehicles looked like write-offs. Ryan looked really shaken up."

Police confirmed that a driver had been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Tunnicliffe's dad wagered 100 pounds at 100-1 when he was nine that he would one day play for United's first team. He came on as a 77th-minute substitute for Wayne Rooney in a cup match last month, the report said.





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