Manchester City player Michael Johnson was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after crashing his car last night.
The Premier League footballer was questioned by police after smashing his Mercedes into a parked BMW at 3.50am on Grangethorpe Road, Urmston.
The 24-year-old was allegedly on his way to his girlfriend’s home before ploughing into the car and injuring his knee – which he required hospital treatment for.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "At approximately 3.50am on May 31 2012, police were called to reports of a minor road traffic collision at Grangethorpe Road in Urmston.
"A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving."
Johnson made his first-team debut for the Blues in 2006 after climbing his way through the academy.
But his career has been plagued with injuries and spent part of last season on loan at Leicester.