WATCH: Moment ex-Sheffield United star and Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders was arrested and told police: "I've only had one pint."

"Arrogant" ex-Sheffield United striker and Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders was told "you can't even stand up" by police, footage of his arrest has revealed.

Friday, 30th August 2019, 11:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 17:40 pm

Saunders can be seen claiming he had "one pint" after being stopped for his "atrocious" driving, before being put in the back of a police car.

The 55-year-old, who also played for Liverpool, Aston Villa and Derby and was capped by Wales 75 times, refused to give a breath specimen at the roadside and continued his "obstructive and evasive" behaviour at the police station.

The father-of-three had initially denied any offence but was jailed for 10 weeks on Wednesday at Chester Magistrates' Court after admitting failing to comply with a roadside breath test and failing to provide a breath specimen.

An officer can be heard telling Saunders, 'you can't even stand up.' Photo: Crown Prosecution Service/PA Wire

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Passing sentence, District Judge Nicholas Sanders told Saunders he was "arrogant" for his "obstructive and evasive" behaviour with police.

But Saunders's lawyers secured his release on bail a day later, until his appeal against the jail sentence can be heard next month.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) released the footage showing Saunders being stopped by a police patrol in the early hours of May 10 in Chester.

Dean Saunders is stopped by police: Photo: Crown Prosecution Service/PA Wire

His Audi A8 car was seen weaving across the road, swerving to avoid other vehicles and almost causing an accident, Chester Magistrates' Court heard.

The footage shows a police officer, who could smell alcohol, telling Saunders: "Get out the car. Your driving is atrocious. Have you had any alcohol?"

Saunders replies: "Er, I've had one pint."

The 55-year-old was jailed for 10 weeks on Wednesday at Chester Magistrates' Court after admitting failing to comply with a roadside breath test and failing to provide a breath specimen but was allowed out on bail after a day. Photo: Crown Prosecution Service/PA Wire

As the talkSPORT radio football pundit gingerly exits the vehicle and walks to the police car, the officer tells him: "You can't even stand up."

He failed to provide a roadside breath sample and back at the police station the body-cam footage shows police explaining to Saunders he is required to provide a sample or he will be charged with failing to provide.

He tells them: "Am I getting myself in more trouble by not doing it?"

Saunders was told: "Your driving is atrocious." Photo: Crown Prosecution Service/PA Wire

An officer responds: "It has been explained to you but you have consistently refused to provide a sample."

Saunders replies: "No, I haven't consistently refused to do anything. Have I refused to do anything? Right now? Even though I am waiting for my solicitor?"

Saunders was likely to have served his sentence at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool but is now free to return to his home in Whitegate, a village in Cheshire.

He was also banned from driving for 30 months and ordered to pay court costs of £620.

His appeal against his sentence will be heard at Chester Crown Court on October 4.

Saunders continued to refuse a test at the station. Photo: Crown Prosecution Service/PA Wire