To­p­less model banned in drink-drive shame

Daily Express - - Richard & Judy - By Chris Riches

A TO­P­LESS model banned from the road af­ter she was caught drink-driv­ing said she was “strug­gling” to deal with the end of her pin-up ca­reer.

Holly Peers, 32, failed a breath test af­ter she drove in a motorway lane closed while work­men car­ried out re­pairs.

Manch­ester mag­is­trates court heard that Peers, who has ap­peared as a Page 3 girl and cheer­leader on a TV foot­ball show, had been out with friends when she was stopped by po­lice.

She was driv­ing home along the M60 near Sal­ford at 1am on Novem­ber 10. Prose­cu­tor David Mor­gan said: “Two lanes were closed and an elec­tronic sign di­rected drivers that the lanes were closed.

“A po­lice ve­hi­cle was in at­ten­dance and had its lights flash­ing and in those lanes them­selves road work­ers were car­ry­ing out work.

“But the de­fen­dant was seen driv­ing into the lanes by po­lice of­fi­cers who pulled her over and she ad­mit­ted she had con­sumed some al­co­hol. She told of­fi­cers she had con­sumed two bot­tles of beer.”

Tests showed Peers had 46 mi­cro­grams of al­co­hol in 100 millil­itres of breath. The le­gal limit is 35mg.

Peers, of Swin­ton, near Sal­ford, ad­mit­ted driv­ing with ex­cess al­co­hol and breach of a lane clo­sure.

Lawyer Stephen Con­nor, de­fend­ing, said: “This is a sad day for the de­fen­dant.

“She is a self-em­ployed model but work is dry­ing up and she is strug­gling. She is tak­ing a make-up course and will be self-em­ployed. The loss of her li­cenc000e will dra­mat­i­cally af­fect her course and job op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“I ask you to be as le­nient as pos­si­ble.”

Sen­tenc­ing her, mag­is­trates said: “The drink-drive rule is there for a pur­pose.

“The worst sit­u­a­tion is you could have killed some­one. This has been a salu­tary les­son for you.”

Peers was banned from driv­ing for 12 months, was fined £400 and also or­dered to pay £125 in costs and sur­charges.

Peers leav­ing court yesterday

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