Arsenal defender Santos faces jail after 130mph getaway from traffic cops
London, Aug 22 (ANI): Arsenal defender Andre Santos is facing the possibility of going to jail after he allegedly sped away from chasing cops at upto 130mph in his Maserati GranTurismo supercar.
The Brazilian left back is also said to have weaved in and out of rush-hour traffic, as he gunned his black Maserati to stretch ahead of pursuing police.
Santos was finally nicked by the Gunners' training pitch in London Colney, Herts, and could be jailed if found guilty of dangerous driving.
According to sources, cops struggled to keep up as Santos shot away at speeds of up to 130mph in the 110,000-pound car.
Police eventually stopped the 29-year-old left back 500 yards from Arsenal's training ground.
Santos, who has several high-powered motors, was arrested for dangerous driving and failing to stop. He must answer bail next month and could be jailed for up to two years if his case goes to the Crown Court.
The chase happened on the eve of the Premier League season as Arsenal prepared for their opening game against Sunderland at the Emirates stadium.
Police followed Santos because he allegedly drove erratically for several miles but he is said to have taken off.
"The allegation is that he was travelling at speeds up to 130 mph. Further enquiries are ongoing to verify the speed using on-board police cameras and technical equipment," The Sun quoted a sources, as saying.
A witness who saw Santos after he was stopped said: "Two police cars were there and two or three officers were talking to the driver." (ANI)
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