Drink driver Jermaine Pennant managed to dodge a jail sentencing on Tuesday for his arrest back in April when he was caught with alcohol levels twice over the drink-drive limit in his system.

The Stoke City winger was already banned from driving when the incident took place, though he claims he wasn’t aware he was on a driving ban. He has been caught drink driving on two previous occassions.

Now, you ask why exactly he would jump into his car half cut knowing he had been caught twice before. Well the Nottingham-born player claimed he was feeling a little blue after his ex fiancee hadn’t turned up to watch him play and was upset after he was taunted in a nightclub because he was dumped by his glamour model girlfriend, Alice Goodwin by text the same night. If only he was as good at coming up with excuses as he was on the pitch.

Pennant was given an eight week jail sentence, suspended for a year, and received a three year driving ban by Trafford magistrates.