Ex-footballer Dean Saunders jailed for failing to provide breath sample | UK news



The former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has been jailed for 10 weeks after pleading guilty to failing to comply with a roadside breath test and failing to provide a breath sample for analysis.

Saunders, 55, who also played for Aston Villa and Derby County and was capped 75 times by Wales, was stopped by police on suspicion of drink-driving in Boughton, Chester, on 10 May.

He pleaded guilty by letter on Tuesday and was sentenced at Chester magistrates court on Wednesday. He was banned from driving for 30 months.

Saunders, who lives near Northwich, Cheshire, had denied both charges at an earlier hearing.