Former Arsenal star Merson hit with drink-driving ban
Former England and Arsenal player Paul Merson has been given a 14-month-driving ban after pleading guilty to drink-driving following a motorway crash, reports BBC News. Merson crashed his Mercedes ML350 into a 38-tonne lorry after falling asleep at the wheel on the M40, near Warwick, Leamington Magistrates' Court heard.
Merson had 124mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The legal limit is 80mg.
He failed a roadside-breath-test at scene of the crash which happened about 03:15.
The Sky Sports pundit was returning to his Sutton Coldfield home after drinking at a charity event in London, magistrates heard.