PSV Confirm Striker Jonathan Reis Will Not Be Axed After Caught Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol

PSV attacker Jonathan Reis has been caught driving under the influence of alcohol.
Update 1620 CET: PSV have released a statement on their official website confirming reports that Jonathan Reis was caught driving under the influence of alcohol. However, technical director Marcel Brands also affirmed that the 21-year-old has been fined by the club, but no further consequences will be taken.

"We have said from the beginning that there could be pitfalls in the long-term plan that we have agreed with Jonathan," Brands said.

"It is very disappointing that this has happened and he has expressed his regret. Jonathan has been open. He has nothing to hide and he acknowledged that what he did was wrong.

"There will not be any further sporting action taken but head coach Fred Rutten will have to further decide whether he will be selected or whether or not he will play."

Young PSV attacker Jonathan Reis has been caught driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday evening. A report on Omroep Brabant claims that the Brazilian attacker had consumed seven times the amount of alcohol that's allowed for a beginning driver.

When stopped by the police, the 21-year-old forward was unable to make himself understood and Reis was eventually taken to the police station for further alcohol tests. The attacker's driver's licence was taken from him and Reis also received a proces-verbal.

Reis was left out of PSV's squad for Sunday's away game against Roda following the events on Saturday night. He did take part in Monday's training session, but the striker is likely to receive a hefty fine for his behaviour.

The highly rated youngster was released on a free transfer by PSV in January 2010 after he had tested positive for cocaine.

The Eindhoven side opted to give Reis another chance this summer after he had left his drug addiction behind him, but the tricky attacker seems to have ended up in hot water once again.

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