Alex Best admits drink-driving charge

The ex-wife of footballer George Best has pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Alex Best, 47, was found to be over the limit in Waterhouse Lane close to her home in Kingswood, Surrey, on April 6.

Best, dressed in a black blazer and black trousers, entered a guilty plea to the drink-driving charge at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The court heard Best’s breathalyser reading was 106 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit being 35 microgrammes.

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland player George Best died of multiple organ failure aged 59 at Cromwell Hospital in west London on November 25 2005, following years of alcohol addiction.

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