To­p­less model caught drinkdriv­ing feared end of ca­reer

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A GLAM­OUR model caught drinkdriv­ing in a closed motorway lane was “strug­gling” to deal with her work “dry­ing up”, a court heard.

Holly Peers, 32, failed a breath test af­ter she was stopped for il­le­gally driv­ing her Fiat 500 on to a closed sec­tion of the M60 that had been shut for road­works.

Tests re­vealed the for­mer Page 3 girl, who ap­pears as a “soc­cerette” on Sky Sports’ Soc­cer AM and was in the top 100 “sex­i­est babes” for Nuts mag­a­zine, was over the al­co­hol limit. She claimed to have drunk two bot­tles of beer be­fore get­ting be­hind the wheel.

At Manch­ester mag­is­trates’ court, Peers, of Swin­ton, near Sal­ford, ad­mit­ted driv­ing with ex­cess al­co­hol and breach of a lane clo­sure, but she pleaded for clemency say­ing she was hav­ing to em­bark on a new ca­reer as her mod­el­ling work was “dry­ing up”.

She was banned from driv­ing for 12 months and of­fered a place on a drink driver’s re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion course. She was also fined £400 and or­dered to pay £125 in costs and sur­charges.

The court heard that at 1am on Nov 10, Peers, who had been out with friends, was driv­ing home along the M60 when she was spot­ted at junc­tion 13 in Sal­ford.

Stephen Con­nor, her lawyer, said: “This is a sad day for the de­fen­dant. She has no con­vic­tions against her, she is 32 and en­tered a timely guilty plea, and sadly now has lost her good char­ac­ter.

“She is a self-em­ployed model, but work is dry­ing up and she is strug­gling.

“She is cur­rently un­der­tak­ing a make-up course and will be self em­ployed in that ven­ture.

“This was not a high read­ing. I ask you to be as le­nient as pos­si­ble.”

Holly Peers, 32, who was ‘strug­gling’ to cope with the end of her ca­reer, has been banned from driv­ing for 12 months

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