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Ex-footballer given driving ban

Phil Dwyer
Phil Dwyer became a police officer after retiring from football

An ex-policeman and Cardiff City and Wales footballer has received a three-year driving ban for drink-driving.

At Cardiff Magistrates' Court Phil Dwyer, 55, now a freelance legal representative, admitted the offence

Dwyer, of Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan, was stopped after calling at Rumney Police Station to see a client.

Dwyer, who made a record 573 Cardiff appearances between 1971 and 1985, had 54 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35.

Dwyer accepted he had been "foolish" in his decision to drive.

However, magistrates gave him credit for the early guilty plea he gave earlier this month .

They fined him 240 with 60 costs on top of his driving ban.

Dwyer, who was known as Joe to fans, scored 41 for Cardiff, and also played 10 times for Wales.

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