Former Manchester United player Chris Eagles has been arrested for sleeping
drunk in a car outside the house of a Hollyoaks star girlfriend, courts said.
Police say they found the 35-year-old Winger grabbed the handle of his luxury Audi
and fell almost three times the limit at Jennifer Metcalfe’s house at 3.15 am.
He split from fiancee Danielle Mitchinson, 30, last October before quickly moving
on with her pal Jennifer, 37, who plays Mercedes McQueen in the soap.
Eagles dozed off in his car after getting no answer at her address in Altrincham,
Gtr Manchester, the court was told.
Cops were called and prosecutor Nicole Bridgeman told Manchester JPs the engine
was on, his seatbelt was buckled and it seemed he had been about to drive off.
But Jeremy Spencer, defending, said: “The engine was on purely to get his phone
charged.” Eagles, of Bowdon, Gtr Manchester, denies being drunk in charge and
faces a trial. He played for United 17 times before moving to Burnley in 2008.
He is currently without a club