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Former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle has been banned for three years and order to do 150 hours unpaid community work after being found guily of drink driving.

Carlisle nearly crashed into a delivery lorry on December 20 just two days before he jumped into the path of a 12-ton lorry on the A64 near York, Highbury Magistrates' Court in north London was told.

District judge Susan Williams told Carlisle that, although he had made a "positive contribution" in the world of others in football, that she had to sentence him for the risk he had created in driving "erratically".

District judge Williams told Carlisle that " if you are not in control of your vehicle in a road in central London you represent a danger to people".

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 15, 2015
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