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03.05.2007 General News

Essien did not over-drink

By myjoyonline

Black Stars and Chelsea star Michael Essien, and of course all his admirers had something to celebrate last night as a drink-drive blood test proved negative.

The midfielder who played in Chelsea's Champions League defeat on Tuesday, was arrested last week after narrowly failing a breath test when he was stopped in South London at 5am.

The Ghanaian ace, 24, gave blood to police who suspected he had gone over the permissible alcohol limit for driving, however, last night he said another sample tested independently came back negative.

“It's important people know the truth — I was not over the limit,” he said.