UPDATE: Clarke Carlisle pleads guilty to drink driving offences

Former Burnley, Blackpool, Preston North End and Leeds United footballer Clarke Carlisle has pleaded guilty to a drink-driving offence.

Former footballer Clarke Carlisle outside his home in Cattal, York.

Former footballer Clarke Carlisle outside his home in Cattal, York.

The 35-year-old, still bearing the facial scars from his December 22 suicide attempt in a crash which left him in a coma until mid-January, spoke clearly as he stood in the dock at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in north London.

The former Professional Footballers’ Association chairman admitted failing to provide a sample on December 20.

He also pleaded guilty to a charge of driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence on the same date, when police officers spotted a Mercedes travelling in an “erratic” manner, prosecutor Zahid Hussain said.