Gazza continues to hit all time lows.
Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with drink-driving.
Gascoigne, from Newcastle, was arrested when police were called to a disturbance at a takeaway in Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire, last month.
The 42-year-old has also been charged with driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
He and another man, who faces similar charges, will appear before Northallerton magistrates on 16 April.
The other man, who is aged 40, has been charged with drinking and driving, being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst over the limit, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.
The two men were charged after answering bail at Northallerton police station on Sunday.
A former player with Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Glasgow Rangers and Middlesbrough, Gascoigne was sacked after 39 days as manager of Kettering Town in 2005.
During his football career he was capped 57 times for England. (BBC Sport)
There was a time when Gazza’s behaviour would elicit a chuckle and even a modicum of admiration but now things appear to lurch from one disaster to the next and to be totally honest with you all football fans wouldn’t be surprised to hear on the morning news that one of the greatest footballers to ever pull on an England shirt was found dead, such is his continuing worrying state of mind.
We all keep hoping that someone would come along and take the former Tottenham, Lazio and Rangers man to one side and try to get through to the 42 year old but they never do. He still appears to be surrounded by a group of hangers on who seek to find fame and the crumbs of what fortune Gascoigne still has to his name to fall there way. These people are leeches and the sooner Gazza can find solace from his friends and family the better.
It seems almost inevitable that, like George Best before him, the once inspirational midfielder will spiral ever downwards to his all to obvious fate and I truly hope that he can calm the demons from within and attempt to lead a normal balanced life before it is too late.
I only hope that we don’t have to pen his obituary for decades to come because his passing would be a painful blow to the generation that were so enamoured by his languid, visionary and flawless ability that seem to be so ill at ease to the way he manages himself off the field of play.