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Paul Merson faces drink-drive charge after M40 crash

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Image caption Mr Merson was breathalysed at the scene of the crash on the M40 in Warwickshire

Former England footballer Paul Merson is to appear in court charged with drinking and driving following a motorway crash.

The former Arsenal, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough midfielder was arrested after his car collided with a lorry on the M40, near Warwick, in October.

It is thought the Sky Sports pundit was returning to his Sutton Coldfield home after a charity event in Battersea.

The 43-year-old is due in court at a later date, Warwickshire Police said.

Mr Merson, also former manager of Walsall, was breathalysed at the scene of the crash.

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