Tulisa Contostavlos Admits Drink-Driving

Tulisa Contostavlos

Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has pleaded guilty to drink-driving after crashing a Ferrari last year.

It was reported that the star was arrested following an alleged collision between a Ferrari and a Saab outside Southgate Tube station in north London on 10 September.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed Contostavlos, of Enfield, was charged on 7 March.

The 27-year-old cried when she was asked to state her address at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.

She pleaded guilty to driving with 54 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

The court heard that Contostavlos had consumed two glasses of wine before the incident involving her Ferrari, which she has since sold.

Tarika Jayaratne, prosecuting, said the star drove “on the wrong side of the road” and hit a vehicle which was carrying two people.

Ms Jayaratne told the court that, during her interview at the police station, Contostavlos said she was “sleep-walking” or “sleep-driving” at the time.

Contostavlos, who was held by police for 22 hours, is remorseful about what happened, mitigating lawyer Kirsty Brimelow said.

The QC said Contostavlos is “a talented young woman” who is set on launching an acting career, adding: “She has placed everything on hold because of this.”

Ms Brimelow said the conviction will cause the star “difficulties” in getting work in the US.

Contostavlos has been disqualified from driving for 15 months and ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £1,185.


[Source:- Skynews]