Arturo Vidal gets 2-year driving ban for Copa America crash
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile star midfielder Arturo Vidal has reached a deal with prosecutors and will avoid trial after he crashed his Ferrari while driving under the influence of alcohol.
Vidal appeared before a Chilean judge Wednesday. He apologised for insulting a police officer, agreed to pay an undisclosed compensation to a driver involved in the crash and to donate sports equipment.
The Juventus player also was ordered to deliver motivational speeches to inmates and was banned from driving for two years.
Vidal and his wife suffered minor injuries in the June 16 crash. He later offered a teary apology and was allowed to continue to play the Copa America.
Chile won the South American championship at home on Saturday when they beat Argentina on penalties.