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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