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Nottinghamshire’s Graeme Swann And The ‘Drink-Driving’ Cat

by | 16th, August 2010

ENGLAND and Nottinhamshire (he used to play for Northamptonshire) spinner Graeme Swann presents our, alleged, Drink Driving Explanation of The Day as he tells Nottingham Magistrates’ Court that he was driving in his Porsche Cayenne because he needed to buy a screwdriver to help rescue a cat. He denies being over the alcohol limit.

The story is, yer honour, that the cricketer was out with friends. He returned home to find a cat trapped beneath the floorboards of his West Bridgford house.

With haste, then, to Asda in Loughborough Road. And he might have made it had it now been for the Celebrity Police Force.

A Pc Denniss tells the court he decided to pull Mr Swann over because he was “driving a high-performance car in an area where there had been a spate of burglaries”.

He did not recognise the cricketer and see it as opportunity to meet him. Pc Denniss says that as he made to follow Mr Swann, Mr Swann “initially accelerated before eventually stopping”. Says he:

“Mr Swann stated he had been out that evening and had come back to find his cat trapped under the floorboards in his house. He had gone to Asda to fetch some screwdrivers to remove some floorboards. His speech was slightly slurred but he was compliant.

“He was slightly upset due to the fact of his cat and what had just happened.”

Pc Denniss says Mr Swann told him officer that he “shouldn’t have probably been driving”.

So. A blood test. Mr Swann gives a reading of 83mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. The legal limit is 80mg.

The case continues…

Here are some cats beyond saving?


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