Striker scores car insurance own goal

Last week Newcastle United forward Nile Ranger was pulled over by police and arrested on suspicion of drink driving – he has been bailed pending the results of a blood test.

There he was, as a young driver and a footballer in a £120,000 modified “bling” car and therefore already considered a high-risk candidate for car insurance when he goes and gets himself arrested.

But his tale of self-inflicted woe doesn’t end there – no, far from it. Because while he was being arrested, Ranger then had his vehicle stolen by a couple of opportunistic thieves – all with the police there in attendance!

A police spokesperson commented, "At 4:53am on Sunday, officers stopped a Range Rover on Clayton Street in Newcastle. The driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle while over the limit," said a spokesman for Northumbria Police.

"While officers were speaking to the man outside of the vehicle, the Range Rover drove off. Officers stopped the vehicle nearby and two men, 18 and 21, were arrested for being carried by a motor vehicle taken without the owner’s consent.

"The 18-year-old has been released and a 21-year-old man has been charged with driving the vehicle when above the limit and driving with no insurance."

It looks like its expensive car insurance quotes for all concerned, and that’s a best-case scenario, with prison sentence also a distinct possibility.

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