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Ex-footballer Dean Windass banned from driving

  • 15 October 2012
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Dean Windass
Dean Windass also has to do 250 hours of community work

Former footballer Dean Windass has been banned from driving for 28 months after he admitted drinking and driving.

Windass was three times over the legal limit when he crashed his Mercedes into a parked car on Otley Road, Baildon, near Bradford, on 3 October.

The ex-Hull, Bradford, Aberdeen and Middlesbrough striker was also ordered to carry out 250 hours community work.

Windass, 43, was heading to his flat in Leeds after watching Hull City play Blackpool, the court heard.

Anzal Hussain, prosecuting, said Windass told police he had drunk two large glasses of wine and two pints of lager six hours before the crash, which happened at 05:00 BST.

Ms Hussain said Windass told police he had got lost on his way home.

'Lost self-respect'

Maria Temkow, defending, said Windass had no previous convictions and was not an alcoholic.

She said he had been suffering from depression, which had led to him being admitted into rehab this year, and had "lost his self-respect to some extent".

Ms Temkow said: "His problem isn't alcohol, it's depression."

"He bitterly regrets getting into that car on that day."

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