Topless model banned in drink-drive shame
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