Dean Windass: Ex Hull City star’s drink drive shame

Dean Windass. PIC: Ross Parry

Dean Windass. PIC: Ross Parry

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Ex-footballer Dean Windass has been banned from driving and ordered to do 250 hours of unpaid work after admitting being three times over the drink-drive limit when he crashed into a parked car.

Windass - who starred for a range of teams including Hull City and Bradford City - was arrested after he drove his silver Mercedes into the other vehicle on Otley Road, Baildon, near Bradford.

Bradford Magistrates’ Court heard how the 43-year-old goalscorer had been to the Hull City versus Blackpool match on October 3 and was heading home to his flat in the Menston area of Leeds.

Anzal Hussain, prosecuting, said Windass told police he had drunk two large glasses of wine and two pints of lager six hours before the 5am crash.

Maria Temkow, defending, said her client had no previous convictions but had been suffering from depression which led to him into rehab this year.

Windass was banned from driving for 28 months.

He was also ordered to complete 250 hours of unpaid work and pay £165 towards costs and a victim’s surcharge.

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