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Former Spireites' boss wins appeal against jail sentence

Former Chesterfield manager Dean Saunders has won his appeal against a jail sentence for failing to take a breath test after being stopped on suspicion of drink driving.

The 55-year-old was jailed for 10 weeks on August 28th at Chester Magistrates' Court after admitting failing to comply with a roadside breath test and failing to provide a breath specimen.

But his lawyers secured his release on bail a day later.

The judge said that due to his previous good character and the prospect of rehabilitation, he could suspend the jail sentence for 18 months.

The Welshman was also ordered to do 200 hours' unpaid work, while his 30-month road ban remains in place. 

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