Joelinton, a midfielder for Newcastle United, has been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and will appear in court at the end of January.
Police stopped the 26-year-old early on Thursday morning, and he was later taken into custody for having too much alcohol in his system.
A representative for Northumbria Police stated: “Shortly before 01:20am today, officers pulled over a vehicle in the Ponteland Road area of Newcastle and arrested the occupant.
“Joelinton Cassio, 26, of Ponteland, has since been charged with driving whilst above the prescribed limit for alcohol.”
On January 26, in between the first and second legs of United’s EFL Cup semifinal against Southampton, Joelinton will appear before magistrates in Newcastle.
Only five players have appeared in more games for Newcastle this season than the Brazilian, who has started 19 of Newcastle’s 23 games.