Ray Wilkins 'too drunk to stand'

Ray Wilkins 'too drunk to stand'

Ray Wilkins allegedly slurred his words, was unable to stand up and was forced to lean on his Jaguar car for support when he was pulled over last year, a court has heard.

The former England and Chelsea footballer is currently on trial over a drink-driving charge, which revealed him to be three times over the legal limit.

He was arrested on 7 May 2012 after an officer on patrol spotted his car "weaving" down the road moments after it allegedly "lurched" forward and hit a traffic island near his home in Cobham, Surrey, at 1.45am.

The 56-year-old was later taken into custody where he apparently struggled to give a sample of his breath and unleashed a foul-mouth tirade, branding police procedures a "f****** joke".

Tests at the station revealed he had 104 and 102 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - almost three times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes - while a roadside reading recorded 109 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.

Motorists found guilty of drink-driving face the prospect of a fine, a driving ban and imprisonment - all of which can bump up car insurance premiums in the future. 

Wilkins, who is standing trial at North Surrey Magistrates' Court in Staines-upon-Thames, denies drink-driving.

Copyright Press Association 2013

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