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Burnley striker, Ashley Barnes arrested for drink-driving after his team escaped relegation

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Burnley striker, Ashley Barnes has been arrested for drink-driving after his club avoided relegation from the Premier League.

Barnes, 31, is believed to have boozed with his Clarets’ team-mates on a four-hour bus ride following their victory at Fulham last week.

Barnes then drove in his £55k Mercedes V-Class near his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 3am.

He was pulled over by police who made him take a breath test, which he failed .

Barnes was then arrested. According to reports, Burnley coach, Sean Dyche is very angry at him and will discipline him.

A source said to Sun UK: “Sean’s a strict disciplinarian and expects a lot from his senior players like Ashley.

“Several of the players spent about four hours drinking and having a laugh.

“But what is not funny is getting off the coach and climbing behind the wheel of your car. Ashley is mortified at what he has done.”

Barnes was released on police bail and is set to appear in court on June 14.

The player, who has made more than 200 appearances for Burnley, also faces a club disciplinary hearing.

A club spokesman said: “Burnley FC upholds and expects the highest standards of responsible behaviour from all its players and staff.

“Therefore, while observing the conclusion of legal proceedings, the club will be treating this matter with the utmost seriousness.

“The player will be subject to internal disciplinary procedures.”

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