Welsh football manager, Dean Saunders, is facing a 10-week jail sentence after refusing to comply with a roadside breath test.
Apparently, this former Liverpool striker had refused to hand in a breath sample to be used for analysis against his drunken driving police case.
In the 1990s, Saunders played professionally for Liverpool and Aston Villa where he set a new British transfer record.
With a football career that lasted until 2001, Saunders is also known as a great football pundit. He has also managed clubs such as Wolves, Chesterfield and Doncaster.
On May 10, the Welsh manager was pulled at Boughton, Chester as he was suspected to be driving under the influence of a non-authorized drink. The police who arrested him conveyed that Saunders had slurred speech and needed to support himself when asked to step out of his Audi A8.
The 55-year-old had earlier on denied both charges, but then pleaded guilty on Wednesday. According to him, he had attended Chester Races where he agrees to have consumed two pints.
Instead of continuing to contest for his innocence during the trial, the pundit handed in his guilty plea. He was then slapped with a 10-week jail sentence as well as a 30-month driving ban, which of cause for a person of his status will be a bit of tight sentence.
The judge who presided over his case was District Judge Nicholas Sanders. He pointed out that Saunders showed arrogance during the whole proceeding. Well, of cause even though the judge didn’t mention, that statement is a hint that his behavior might have contributed to the severity of the sentence issued.
He went ahead to say that the former manager’s behavior was in relation to his career and made it clear that him being a renowned public figure wasn’t an excuse to defy the law.