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15/05/2014 15:58 BST | Updated 15/05/2014 16:59 BST

Marlon King, Former Premier League Striker, Jailed For 18 Months

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Former Premier League footballer Marlon King has been jailed for 18 months and banned from driving for three years for dangerous driving in April 2013.

The ex-Wigan Athletic striker had pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving at Nottingham Crown Court in March.

Sentencing King at the same court today, Recorder Paul Mann QC said: "I do not regard your case as merely impulsive or silly behaviour.

"It was aggressive. It was arrogant."

The court heard King had been eating an ice cream at the wheel when he caused a three-car pile up on the A46 in Nottinghamshire last April.

The judge also handed King a three-year driving ban.

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