Topless model caught drinkdriving feared end of career
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