Footballer Clarke Carlisle: 'I thank God I'm alive today'
Former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle has been banned from driving for three years after he admitted drinking and driving.
The 35-year-old's Mercedes was stopped by police after it almost hit a lorry in north London on 20 December.
Carlisle admitted failing to provide a sample to police and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
Speaking outside Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court. he said welcomed the sentence, and also apologised to the lorry driver.
"I thank God that I am alive today,'' he said. ''I look forward to repaying my debt to society."
14 May 2015
- From the section UK