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Inter Milan legend Adriano faces fine and driving ban after ‘caught without a driver’s license and refused a breath test’

FORMER Inter Milan striker Adriano is facing a fine and ban from the streets after allegedly refusing a breath test and being arrested for driving without a license.

The former Brazil international, whose career took a dip after battles with alcohol and depression, was stopped by police in the early hours of Sunday morning in Rio de Janeiro’s Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, according to reports. local.

Adriano may be banned from driving after allegedly refusing to take a breath test

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Adriano may be banned from driving after allegedly refusing to take a breath test
The former Inter Milan striker was named the heir to Ronaldo's throne in attack for the Brazilian team

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The former Inter Milan striker was named the heir to Ronaldo’s throne in attack for the Brazilian teamCredit: AP: Associated Press

His car was detained by police until another person believed to be a friend came to drive him home, it was added.

Local reports say refusing to take a breath test, which is considered a serious offense under Brazilian regulations, will result in a fine of nearly £500 and a 12-month driving ban.

The fact that the 39-year-old, who recently announced that he will undergo a medical, has apparently been banned from driving could lead to him receiving a more severe penalty. including a fine if found guilty.

A police spokesman said of the incident involving Adriano, who began his career at Brazilian club Flamengo: “Former Flamengo player Adriano Leite Ribeiro was stopped in the early hours of Sunday at an avenue called Avenida Lucio Costa in Barra da Tijuca and refused to give a breath test.

“When checking the papers he was carrying, the police found that his driver’s license had been suspended.

“Adriano’s car was stopped and was only freed after an authorized driver arrived.”

Retired player who posted An eerie video clip showed him emitting a growl as he jumped in the passenger seat of a moving car without his seat belt on last weekend, which has yet to be commented on by the media. his social media.

Adriano, once invited to be Ronaldo’s heir, looked like a shadow of his former self as he showed off his pregnant belly and toned muscles during a recent vacation at a Brazilian motel he owns.

He blamed himself came from the height of his career following the death of his father, Almir Leite Ribeiro, who passed away just nine days after ‘Emperor’ scored seven goals en route to the Golden Boot in his country’s 2004 Copa America victory.

The 48-year-old Brazilian wrote in The Players’ Tribune: “After that day, my love for football has never been the same. He loves games, so I love games. It’s just that simple.

“It is my destiny. When I play football, I play for my family. When I score, I score for my family. So when my father died, football was never the same.

“I crossed the ocean in Italy, far from my family and I just couldn’t cope with it.

“I was so depressed, man. I started drinking a lot. I don’t really want to train. It has nothing to do with Inter. I just want to go home.

“Honestly, even though I scored a lot of goals in Serie A in those few years, and even if the fans really loved me, my joy was gone. That’s my dad, you know? I can’t just flip a switch and feel like myself again. ”

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Adriano’s bizarre career took another turn in December 2011 when a woman was shot inside his car.

Initial reports said the injured woman told police that the now-retired footballer had accidentally fired his bodyguard’s gun while showing off.

Police later said she admitted shooting herself after ‘making a mistake and correcting the wrong account’.

Adriano, who retired in May 2016, was investigated in 2014 for his alleged connection to the Rio de Janeiro drug lord with whom he allegedly bought a motorbike but the case was never filed. brought to trial.

He was involved in a controversy earlier this month at a luxury hotel in Barra da Tijuca, where he has lived for almost a year.

Adriano accused the hotel manager on Instagram of mistreating him when he recently tried to return for another stay but staff at the Grand Hyatt Rio dismissed it as a ‘misunderstanding’ and said the matter had been resolved. be solved.

The retired footballer then responded with another Instagram story message saying a solution had been found and he was always ‘well treated’ at his favorite hotel.

https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8260571/adriano-fine-driving-ban-caught-licence/ Inter Milan legend Adriano faces fine and driving ban after ‘caught without a driver’s license and refused a breath test’

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