Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo was brought into police custody yesterday after being involved in a road accident on his way to a wedding, according to L'Équipe via La Montagne.
In a rental car, the 23-year-old allegedly went past a red traffic light and collided with another vehicle. The forward was reportedly recognized by those in the other vehicle, and despite attempting to flee the scene, was apprehended by police not far away.
Bayo's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit, and he was taken into jail by police on Sunday. He was released later on Monday.
“At the moment of the accident, I panicked, I was scared of the consequences,” Bayo posted on Twitter.
“Far from being clear-headed, originally I left the location but I wanted to help the victims and go back to take responsibility.
“I want to, from the bottom of my heart, present my sincere apologies to those injured, their families and those close to them.
“I note the decision that will be taken and I’m aware of the seriousness of my acts,” he added.