Juventus Midfielder Arturo Vidal, has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after smashing his Ferrari in a late night car crash.
The Chilean midfielder was travelling home from a casino on a highway south of Santiago when he lost control of his vehicle causing extensive damage to the front and causing the airbags to deploy.
Vidal, currently back in his home country for the Copa America, was then taken to San Luis de Buin hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Local media reports said Vidal, the Copa América’s leading scorer with three goals from two matches, crashed the vehicle when he was driving with his wife on a highway south of the Chilean capital on their way back from a casino. A photo of the accident showed heavy damage to the left front of the Ferrari, and the airbags apparently deployed.
“Unfortunately I was involved in a traffic accident,” Vidal wrote on his Twitter account, in Spanish. “Luckily we are all well and calm. Thanks for worrying.”
Under-20s coach Jose Sulantay condemned Vidal’s actions and coach Jorge Sampaoli for allowing it to happen.
“It’s very serious to let this happen right in the middle of the Copa America,” he told CNN Chile.
“This kind of stuff doesn’t happen [when they’re playing] in Europe. I don’t understand coach Jorge Sampaoli and I don’t understand Vidal.”