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Barça’s Deco failed alcohol control night before big match

30 January 2008

MADRID – It was revealed yesterday that Barcelona soccer player Deco was caught driving while intoxicated in Barcelona on 17 January, and risks losing his driver’s license and paying a fine.

The player was stopped at a routine alcohol checkpoint in the city centre. The soccer star showed levels of .36 mg/l, above the allowed limit of .25mg/l, and was written up by the officers.

The incident occurred at 12.45am, less than 24 hours before Barcelona was due to play Sevilla in the King’s Cup, in a game in which the Brazilian-born Deco was to rejoin the team after spending two weeks on the injured list.

[Copyright EL PAÍS 2008]

Subject: Spanish news