Chile's Vidal admits to drunk-driving, asks for forgiveness

Updated: 2015-06-18 10:05


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Hospital director Sergio Aguilera said three people were hurt in the accident including the player, who "had a lightly bruised neck."

After the crash, Vidal spent the night in police custody and a judge suspended his driver's license on Wednesday. The judge opened a 120-day investigation into the accident and will require Vidal to check in with the Chilean consulate in Milan, where he plays for Juventus, while the investigation is ongoing.

Chilean state television showed pictures of Vidal's badly damaged red Ferrari. It later showed Vidal, who has three goals in the tournament after scoring twice in Chile's 3-3 draw with Mexico on Monday, leaving in a police patrol car from the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and had his blood-alcohol level tested.

Local radio station BioBio on Wednesday released footage of the player interacting with police shortly after the crash.

"Stop talking stupid," Vidal said to the officers. "Are you going to handcuff me? Handcuff me, but you're screwing all of Chile."

Hosts Chile are top of Group A in the 12-team tournament with four points from two matches, ahead of Bolivia on goal difference. Mexico have two points and Ecuador none.

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