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Former Tottenham and Rangers star Paul Gascoigne is to face a drink-driving charge after he was arrested by police.

Former Tottenham and Rangers star Paul Gascoigne is to face a drink-driving charge after he was arrested by police.

The 43-year-old was stopped by officers in the Jesmond area of Newcastle on Friday afternoon.

He was breathalysed and charged with drink-driving and will appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on October 20.

The former Newcastle, Tottenham, Lazio, Rangers, Middlesbrough and Everton player has suffered with alcoholism for years.

He already faces a separate drink-driving charge dating back to February, which will be heard next month.

Last week, Gascoigne was lined up to become boss of Garforth Town, in the Evo-Stik First Division North League, but he pulled out of the deal.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in the Jesmond area at around 2.45pm on Friday October 8.

"He was charged with driving with excess alcohol and bailed to appear before Newcastle Magistrates on October 20."

 
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