Ahead of playoff : Norwich City Boss David Wagner  announced replacement of Shane Duffy following his charge and supension…

The player is alleged to have provided a breath sample almost three times the drink-driving limit in England after reports of a two-vehicle collision in Hethersett, near Norwich.

As per the BBC, Norwich say they are dealing with the matter internally ‘in accordance with their own disciplinary procedures’, while 32-year-old Duffy is required to appear before magistrates on July 2.

A spokesperson for Norfolk Police said: “Police were called to Queen’s Road, Hethersett, 21:05, on Monday 6 May, following reports of a two-vehicle collision.

“Emergency services attended the scene and a man, aged in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. He was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The Canaries take on Daniel Farke’s Leeds this Sunday at Carrow Road in their Championship play-off semi-final first leg, before visiting Elland Road for the return fixture four days later.

Duffy is contracted to Norwich until the summer of 2026 and has appeared 38 times across all competitions for the Norfolk club this season, including in both fixtures against the Whites, scoring the last time the two sides met at Carrow Road back in October.

No one was injured in Monday’s crash, after which Duffy was taken to Wymondham Police Station where he was charged with driving while unfit through drink.

Police said he was breath tested and provided a sample of 102 microgrammes of alcohol, almost three times the legal limit of 35.

Norwich City Football Club said it was “aware of an incident involving one of its first-team players”.

Manager Wagner will be holding a regular press conference at 12.30pm on Friday, where he is likely to face questions from the media over whether Duffy will be available for selection against Leeds.

The defender has been a regular in the City side since signing from Fulham in the summer.

He previously made appearances for Everton, Celtic, Burnley, Blackburn and Brighton.

He has made 38 appearances this season, scoring once.

He was in the Norwich team for the final game of the regular season, away to Birmingham on Saturday.

He has 60 caps for the Republic of Ireland.

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