September 13, 2011

More Celebs Caught Out

Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson was banned from the road for 19 months yesterday after she admitted drink-driving.The glamorous ex-girlfriend of TV host Dec Donnelly was more than twice the legal limit when she was breath-tested by police last month.They pulled her over outside her flat in Chelsea, London, after they saw her hit another car as she tried to reverse park her Porsche Cayman in the early hours of August 22.Thompson, 33, pleaded guilty at West London Magistrates’ Court yesterday.The court heard police officers started to follow her car near her home at around 2.30am when they noticed the Porsche was “travelling at speed”.After witnessing the parking incident – which didn’t cause any damage to the other car – they decided to speak to the driver.The officer who approached Thompson noticed that her eyes were glazed and her speech was slurred. He decided to do a roadside breath-test.The court heard Thompson registered 76mg of alcohol per 100 millilitres.The legal limit is 35mg. Martyn Levett, defending, said Thompson, who has been with Sky Sports for 10 years, was a “hard-working, sensible and reliable person”.Fine He added: “I would like to apologise on behalf of my client.”Deputy district judge Robert Morgan-Jones told Thompson: “I give you full credit for your early guilty plea.”But he added: “I’m required to ban you from driving – and it is a relatively high reading, which means I have extended the ban.”The judge said the ban could be reduced by four months if Thompson attended a driver rehabilitation course.He also ordered Thompson to pay a £1000 fine and £100 costs.As the sentence was passed, Thompson folded her arms.When asked if she understood, she nodded her head and said: “Absolutely.”Thompson, who split from Donnelly at Easter after two years together, left the court without co

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