Swanny: Not Guilty of Drink Driving
16 February 2011, 12:01
England cricketer Graeme Swann was today found not guilty of drink-driving.
At Nottingham Magistrates' Court today Swann's trial, which has faced several adjournments because of his sporting commitments, came to an end as District Judge Julia Newton said it had not been proved that a blood sample taken from Swann on the night he was pulled over could be used as evidence.
At previous hearings the court heard he was stopped by officers on patrol in the West Bridgford area of Nottingham on April 2.
The court was told he had drunk three or four glasses of white wine earlier in the evening to celebrate his birthday.
When he returned to his £350,000 detached house in West Bridgford, he found one of his and wife Sarah's two cats - called Max and Paddy - stuck under the floorboards after builders had been working on their home.
Unable to find a screwdriver to undo the floorboards, Swann decided to drive his new white Porsche Cayenne to the nearest 24-hour Asda to buy a set of screwdrivers, that's when he was stopped.