Former Welsh Rugby Star Dafydd Jones Pleads Guilty to Drink-Driving After Collision

Appearing before the court, Dafydd Jones disclosed that he had consumed beer before the crash, acknowledging his “error of judgment” and expressing remorse for his actions.

Former Welsh rugby international Dafydd Jones has admitted guilt to charges of drink-driving following a collision with a tractor in Pembrokeshire. The 44-year-old, hailing from Porthyrhyd in Carmarthenshire, confessed to driving under the influence with a recorded alcohol level of 71mg.

Appearing before the court, Jones disclosed that he had consumed beer before the crash, acknowledging his “error of judgment” and expressing remorse for his actions. As a consequence, he was handed an 18-month driving ban and directed to pay a total of £1,054 in fines and court expenses. Moreover, should Jones complete a drink-drive awareness program before January next year, his ban will be subject to reduction.

The incident transpired on January 11 when Jones’ vehicle collided with the rear of a tractor and trailer. It was revealed in court that he had not ingested any food prior to taking the wheel.

Jones, renowned for his illustrious rugby career with Scarlets and Llanelli, has since voiced regret over the incident, stressing the gravity of his behavior. His acknowledgment of responsibility has sparked significant public discourse, prompting contemplation on the ramifications of driving under the influence and the imperative of exercising caution on the roads.