Friday 22 September 2017

Sky Sports pundit denies drink driving at three times the limit

Former England and Chelsea player Ray Wilkins, 55, arrives at North Surrey Magistrates' Court in Staines to face a charge of drink driving. Photo: PA
Former England and Chelsea player Ray Wilkins, 55, arrives at North Surrey Magistrates' Court in Staines to face a charge of drink driving. Photo: PA

Ella Pickover

FORMER England and Chelsea player Ray Wilkins has denied drink driving at almost three times the legal limit.

The Sky Sports pundit was arrested near his home in Cobham, Surrey, in the early hours of May 7.



The 55-year-old, who notched up 84 caps for England during his playing days, was driving a Jaguar XP when he was pulled over in Fairmile Lane in the town at 1.50am.



He is accused of having 102 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.



Today at North Surrey Magistrates' Court in Staines-Upon-Thames, Wilkins, sporting a pale grey suit and grey stripped tie, pleaded not guilty to the charge.



During his career he played at various clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan and Queens Park Rangers.



He was awarded an MBE in 1993 for services to football.



Wilkins will be tried at the same court on August 20.

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