Ex-Rangers star Ray Wilkins ‘abused police’

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Former football star Ray Wilkins unleashed a foul tirade while three times the legal drink-driving limit, a court heard yesterday.

Wilkins, 56, allegedly slurred his words and was unable to stand up when was pulled over last year, the court heard. The Sky Sports pundit, who played for clubs including Rangers and Chelsea, was later taken into custody and apparently struggled to give a sample of his breath and branded police procedures a “f****** joke”.

He was arrested on 7 May last year after an officer spotted his car “weaving” down the road moments after it allegedly hit a traffic island near his home in Cobham, Surrey, at 1:45am. “There was a strong smell of intoxicating liquor in the vehicle and around him,” PC Nicholas Skidmore said. “When he got out of the vehicle, he couldn’t stand up properly. He had to lean against the car.”

Wilkins is standing trial at North Surrey Magistrates’ Court, where he denies drink-driving. The trial continues.