A FORMER topless mannequin was caught consuming driving after claiming she was ”struggling” to cope with the tip of her profession as o
A FORMER topless mannequin was caught consuming driving after claiming she was ”struggling” to cope with the tip of her profession as one in every of Britain’s prime pin-up women.
Holly Friends, 32, failed a breath take a look at after she was stopped for illegally driving her Fiat 500 onto the lane of a motorway that had been closed off resulting from roadworks.
Checks revealed Friends – who seems as a ‘soccerette’ on TV’s Soccer AM and was within the prime 100 ”sexiest babes” for former lad’s journal Nuts – was 11 factors over the alcohol restrict.
She claimed to have drunk two bottles of beer earlier than getting behind the wheel.
At Manchester magistrates court docket, Friends, of Swinton, close to Salford admitted driving with extra alcohol and breach of a lane closure – however she pleaded for clemency saying she was having to embark on a brand new profession as her modelling work was ”drying up.”
She was banned from driving for 12 months and supplied a spot on drink driver’s rehabilitation course. She was additionally fined £400 and ordered to pay £125 in prices and surcharges.
The 1am incident occurred on November 10 this yr after Friends who had been out with associates was driving house alongside the M60 when she was noticed at Junction 13 at Salford.
David Morgan, prosecuting, stated: “Two lanes have been closed and an digital signal directed drivers that the lanes have been closed. A police car was in attendance and had its lights flashing and in these lanes themselves street staff have been finishing up work on them.
“However the defendant was seen driving into the lanes by cops who pulled her over and he or she admitted she had consumed some alcohol.
“She instructed officer she had consumed two bottles of beer earlier than driving the car. The cops carried out a roadside breath take a look at, which she failed and he or she was pushed to custody. She has by no means been convicted earlier than, she has by no means been earlier than the courts earlier than.”
Checks confirmed Friends had 46 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The authorized restrict is 35mg
Her lawyer Stephen Connor stated: “This can be a unhappy day for the defendant. She has no convictions in opposition to her, she is 32 and entered a well timed responsible plea, and sadly now has misplaced her good character.
“This girl cooperated absolutely with police each on the street facet and the police station. She confirms to me she consumed two bottles of beer and he or she thought she was OK to drive that day. This was not a very excessive studying.
“She instructed the officer she noticed different folks doing the identical factor, and it was being pulled over for the street facet breath take a look at which introduced her earlier than this court docket.
“She has a real degree of regret. This has been an disagreeable expertise for her in addition to going to the police station. This has been a a troublesome lesson for her to be taught and one she has realized.
“She comes earlier than this court docket expressing real regret, which is evident in the present day from her responsible plea on the earliest alternative.
“She is a self employed mannequin, however work is drying up and he or she is struggling. She is at the moment endeavor a make-up course and might be self employed in that enterprise.
MOST READ IN NEWS
“The lack of her license is inevitable and can dramatically have an effect on her course and job alternatives. This was not a excessive studying. I ask you to be as lenient as potential.”
Sentencing her JPs stated: “The drink drive rule is there for a objective as you recognize. The worst scenario is you can have killed somebody. This has been a salutary lesson for you.”
Friends usually appeared in newspapers and lads magazines akin to Nuts and Loaded and was additionally on the entrance cowl of the 2012 Scorching Pictures Calendar. She was the very best new entry in “Nuts 100 Sexiest Babes 2010” at No. 6 and he or she has seems in a Manchester Metropolis as a soccerette on Soccer AM.
We pay in your tales! Do you’ve gotten a narrative for The Solar On-line information staff? Electronic mail us at email@example.com or name 0207 782 4368. You may WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for movies too. Click on right here to add yours.