Sampdoria striker Gregoire Defrel was reportedly involved in a police chase before crashing his car under the influence.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, the incident happened on Sunday night and Defrel did not sustain any injuries.
However the Roma loanee would have then undergone a breathalyser test, which showed ‘a high level of alcohol’ in his blood.
Di Marzio concludes the 27-year-old had his driving licence seized and now faces disciplinary action.
It comes after Defrel played six minutes of Samp’s 2-1 defeat to Atalanta on Sunday, which extended his run without a Serie A goal to 14 games.