Lewisham rapper Professor Green in court on drink-driving charge

News Shopper: Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, is charged with drink driving. Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, is charged with drink driving.

Lewisham rapper Professor Green will appear in court today charged with drink-driving following an incident on the road next to where he lives.

The 30-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on November 3.

At around 2.40am police attended reports a man had been robbed in Tyrwhitt Road, Lewisham, where the rapper lives.

When officers arrived, they discovered a Mercedes had been in a crash with a van in adjacent Darling Road and arrested Professor Green, real name Stephen Manderson, on suspicion of drink-driving.

A breath test showed he had 52 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The I Need You Tonight singer was bailed to appear at a south-east London police station on March 11 where he was charged with drink-driving and will appear after 10am today at Bromley Magistrates' Court.

 

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