What will the lockdown rules be at Christmas? Former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has been jailed for 10 weeks for failing to provide a breath specimen after being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. Judge Sanders continued: "Your driving came to the attention of police officers. Saunders and his wife Helen were questioned by police over the alleged theft, it emerged yesterday - but last night the former Liverpool striker strongly denied doing anything wrong. "In fact the opposite is true - someone in the public eye should expect a deterrent sentence when they flout the law.". Passing sentence, District Judge Nicholas Sanders told him: "Throughout these proceedings you have shown yourself to be arrogant, thinking you are someone whose previous and current role in the public eye entitles you to be above the law. Former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has been jailed for 10 weeks at Chester Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with a roadside breath test and failing to provide a breath sample for analysis. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. 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Dean Nicholas Saunders (born 21 June 1964) is a Welsh football manager and former professional footballer who played as a striker in a career which lasted from 1982 until 2001.. You very nearly caused a serious accident. DEAN SAUNDERS IN THE BIG HOUSE !!! You consistently refused to co-operate.". "They were seriously concerned you may cause an accident. That's the last I heard of it. Fancy yourself as a postman or warehouse cleaner? The 55-year-old from Northwich looked crestfallen when he realised he was going to jail as keys jangled and prison officers entered the dock at Chester Magistrates Court. A speed limit of 50mph will operate through the roadworks backed by average speed cameras. A speed limit of 50mph will operate through the roadworks backed by average speed cameras. He said he and his wife had owned the house in Northwich for the past 11 years, but it had been rented out for five of them. He also told Saunders, a father-of-three, that, despite police body-cam footage and "overwhelming evidence", it was only on Tuesday that he had decided to admit his guilt and he had shown "no real remorse". Saunders later claimed he believed, wrongly, that he was entitled to see his solicitor before giving a specimen. Ex-Premier League footballer Dean Saunders arrives at Chester Magistrates Court, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. The 39-year-old Blackburn Rovers coach said, "I've got nothing to hide. 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. "So I don't want to say anything else about it.". explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Mr Johnstone had told the court that Saunders believed he was entitled to see his solicitor before giving a specimen at the police station and was just mistaken about that. 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Our. His lawyer suggested this may have 'interacted' with the medication he takes for injury to his knees and his inhaler for his asthma. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. The former Premier League star, from Northwich, was stopped by police in Chester, It's more important than ever to stay informed - Get the free CheshireLive newsletter direct to your inbox. He was also banned from driving for 30 months. So, what does the future hold for him and the national football team now? The officers decided to pull Saunders over and could smell "intoxicants". He was asked to provide a roadside breath test, refused three times and was then arrested. Fancy yourself as a postman or warehouse cleaner? In a long career he enjoyed spells at Derby County, Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Portuguese side Benfica and Turkish club Galatasaray. He added: "He was taking medication at the time for his knees and back. 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He pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing but on Wednesday he admitted a charge of failing to comply with a roadside breath test and failing to provide a breath sample for analysis in Boughton, Chester, on May 10 this year. When and where was Don't Rock The Boat filmed? The former striker said he was questioned by the police five weeks ago and had heard nothing since. Ex-Premier League footballer Dean Saunders arrives at Chester Magistrates Court, Ex-Liverpool striker Dean Saunders jailed for failing to provide roadside breath sample, This is the moment a lorry jack-knifed on M6 in Cheshire, Longstanding Chester country club appears to close as social media accounts and website disappear, The club made some major changes earlier this year, Big changes on M56 in Cheshire as £85million upgrade to start. The car continued to drive erratically, braking and swerving to avoid hitting another vehicle, crossing over the white line in the road. Please login or register. Murderer found dead in cell after claiming he was being bullied by other inmates, Wesley Rowlands said he was also pressured into attacking prison guards, 15 key worker jobs you can apply for in Cheshire now. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Probation officer Kim Graham told the court that, because Saunders' work as a pundit involves travelling all over the country to football matches, a sentence of carrying out unpaid work was not practical. However, at the police station in Blacon, Chester, despite numerous requests, he again refused to provide a specimen. A court source said Saunders, like most defendants jailed at Chester Magistrates' Court, is likely to serve his sentence at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool. I've had my house for 11 or 12 years and the house has been rented out for five of them. 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