Sheffield United: Former Blades striker Dean Saunders jailed for failing to provide a breath sample

Dean Saunders, the former Sheffield United striker, has been jailed for 10 weeks at Chester Magistrates' Courts this morning.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 11:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 11:49 am
Sheffield Utd v Reading, FA Cup R5 - Dean Saunders, hits the Reading post with this first half effort .

The Welsh international forward was sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to comply with a roadside breath test and failing to provide a breath sample for analysis.

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Saunders, who played almost 50 times for United in the late 1990s, also appeared for clubs including Liverpool during his career and was capped by Wales 75 times. Following his retirement he moved into TV punditry.

The 55-year-old was stopped on suspicion of drink driving by police in Boughton, Chester, on May 10 pleaded guilty by letter yesterday and was sentenced on Wednesday.

Saunders, of The Paddocks, Whitegate, near Northwich, Cheshire, had initially denied both charges at an earlier hearing. He was also banned from driving for 30 months.