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BREAKING: Dean Saunders jailed – Former Wales star set for 10 weeks behind bars


Dean Saunders has been failed for 10 weeks at Chester Magistrates’ Courts.

The former Liverpool and Wales striker pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a roadside breath test, and failing to provide a breath sample for analysis.

Saunders was stopped by police in Boughton, Chester in May, and the 55-year-old had initially denied both charges, according to the Daily Mail.

But, the former Premier League star pleaded guilty yesterday (August 27) in a letter.

Saunders has also been handed a ban from driving for 30 months, while a separate change of dangerous driving was dropped.

He had been warned by a judge that his sentence would be significantly worse if he were found guilty.

“The sentence guidelines have a starting point of custody,” said the judge.

“I want you to be quite clear about that.

“I am obliged to give you credit for a guilty plea in advance of a trial.

“A guilty plea would make a significant difference to sentencing if you are convicted.”

Meanwhile, Saunders started his career at Swansea City, before moving on to Brighton & Hove Albion, Oxford United and Derby County.

He had a brief spell at Liverpool, before spending three years at Aston Villa.

Saunders subsequently moved to Galatasaray, and then played for Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Benfica and Bradford City.

He made 75 caps for Wales, and scored 22 goals between 1986 and 2001.

Following his playing career, he took managerial roles at Wrexham, Doncaster Rovers, Wolves, Crawley Town, and most recently, Chesterfield.



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