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Former footballer jailed for refusing to take breath test

Aug 29, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

DEAN SAUNDERS, the former international footballer, has been jailed for 10 weeks after claiming he could not perform a breathalyser test because of his asthma.

The 55-year-old, who played for Liverpool, Aston Villa and Wales, was stopped on suspicion of drink-driving after he was seen failing to give way at a roundabout on May 10.

Police officers said the retired striker was slurring his words and had to prop himself up against his Audi 8 when he was pulled over in Chester, Cheshire.

Saunders, now a pundit for talk-SPORT radio, refused to take a roadside breath test and failed to give a sample at Blacon Police Station later th...