Reading’s Kitson set for court appearance


Reading's Kitson set for court appearanceDave Kitson, a striker with English Premier League side Reading, is to appear in court after he was arrested for an alleged drink-driving offence.
Kitson, 27, has been accused of failing to give a breath sample and failing to co-operate in providing a sample after being stopped by officers near his home in the village of Shinfield, near Reading, south-west of London in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A Reading Football Club spokesman said: “We can confirm that a player has been arrested in connection with a drink-driving allegation and is due to appear in court. “This is a police matter and we cannot make any further comment.”
A Thames Valley Police spokesman confirmed Kitson was due to appear before magistrates in Reading on January 18.
He added: “Dave Kitson, 27, from Shinfield, Reading, has been charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis and failing to co-operate with the provision of a specimen of breath.”

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2008