Kirsty Gallacher given 2-year driving ban
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 September 2017
Kirsty Gallacher has had her licence taken away after she pleased guilty to drink-driving
Kirsty Gallacher has been banned from driving for two years.
The 'Sky Sports News' presenter has had her licence suspended for 24 months and ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid community work after she pleaded guilty to drink-driving at East Berkshire Magistrates' Court in Slough today (04.09.17).
The 41-year-old beauty was stopped by police last month after she was caught driving erratically in Eton, Berkshire, and was later arrested when she blew almost three times over the legal limit on breathalyser test following a night of boozing the day before.
Although Kirsty only appeared in the dock to enter her plea and confirm her name and address, probation officer Jasvir Kaur Bhatti - who put together a pre-sentencing report containing information on the offender which will depict the likelihood of her re-offending in order to determine the most suitable sentence - claimed the presenter had no idea she was over the limit and doesn't drink regularly.
He told the court: ''There was no intention to drive while over the limit. She did not realise she was over the next day. She does not have a drink problem. She works long hours and drives a lot so she does not usually drink."
He also said her divorce from her husband Paul Sampson had caused her stress and she was extremely apologetic for her illegal behaviour behind the wheel.
He added: "There are divorce proceedings going on at the moment which are stressful. She is very remorseful and apologises.''
Jennifer Dempster, mitigating, had also explained that Kirsty had taken a taxi home following her night of boozing and had gone to pick her car up the next morning.
She explained: "This is of course the morning after drinking, and it is a topic which is a hot one at present. This is in many senses unintentional drink-driving. What this defendant did was exactly right until 11:00 BST the next morning."
Kirsty was told her driving ban could be reduced by six months if she agrees to take part in a driving safety course at a later date.