Barnsley midfielder’s drinking shame

DRINKPR ''Barnsley FC Photocall'Jacob Butterfield
DRINKPR ''Barnsley FC Photocall'Jacob Butterfield
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A BARNSLEY FC player has been banned from driving for a year and fined £750 by magistrates after he was caught drink-driving.

Midfielder Jacob Butterfield, aged 20, was behind the wheel of his Mini One when he was stopped by police at the McDonald’s Drive Thru on Old Mill Lane, Barnsley.

Barnsley Magistrates’ Court heard Butterfield, of Firth Street, Huddersfield, had been drinking in a hotel with three others when the incident happened last Monday March 14.

He was breathalysed and found to have 55mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - the legal limit is 35mcg.

Butterfield pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol and was ordered to take part in a drink-driving rehabilitation course. He was fined £750, and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Club director Don Rowing said: “We are aware of the situation and we do have procedures in place as part of our code of conduct to deal with matters of this nature. He will be dealt with accordingly.”

Butterfield played his first match for the Reds in 2008 and bagged his first professional goal for the club against Sheffield Wednesday on the opening day of the 2009/10 season.