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Hospitalised former footballer Clarke Carlisle due in court

By Scott D'Arcy

Stricken ex-football star Clarke Carlisle is facing court action over an alleged drink-driving offence.

He was charged just days before he was seriously injured in a collision with a lorry.

The 35-year-old former Premier League footballer was badly hurt following the collision on the A64, near York, on December 22 and remains in a Leeds hospital.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that he was charged with failing to provide a sample on December 20 and is set to appear in court next month.

Since the collision, a host of footballers and former clubs have sent messages hoping former Professional Footballers' Association chairman Carlisle makes a quick recovery.

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