Ex-topless model, 32, who stars as a Soccer AM ‘soccerette’ is banned from roads for drink driving after claiming she was ‘struggling’ to deal with end of career as one of UK’s top pin up girls
- Topless model Holly Peers, 32, has been banned from the roads for drink driving
- Caught driving her Fiat 500 on motorway while 11 points over legal alcohol limit
- Peers banned from driving for 12 months and fined £400 at a magistrates court
Rod Ardehali For Mailonline
Holly Peers, 32, failed a breathalyser test after she was stopped for driving her Fiat 500 onto the lane of a motorway which had been closed off due to roadworks
A former topless model has been banned from the roads for drink driving after claiming she had been ‘struggling’ to deal with the end of her career as a pin-up girl.
Holly Peers, 32, failed a breathalyser test after she was stopped for driving her Fiat 500 onto the lane of a motorway which had been closed off due to roadworks.
Tests revealed the one-time Page 3 girl, who appears as a ‘soccerette’ on TV’s Soccer AM, was 11 points over the alcohol limit when stopped by police.
Peers, who was once named in the top 100 ‘sexiest babes’ for former lad’s magazine Nuts, 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.
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, offered a place on drink driver’s rehabilitation course and fined £400, with £125 ordered in costs and surcharges.
Peers (pictured left outside Manchester Magistrates’ Court) , who was once named in the top 100 ‘sexiest babes’ for former lad’s magazine Nuts, claimed to have drunk two bottles of beer before getting behind the wheel
The incident occurred at 1am on November 10 this year after Peers, who had been out with friends was driving home along the M60, was spotted at Junction 13 at Salford.
David Morgan, prosecuting, said: ‘Two lanes were closed and an electronic sign directed drivers that the lanes were closed.
‘A police vehicle was in attendance and had its lights flashing and in those lanes themselves road workers were carrying out work on them.
‘But the defendant was seen driving into the lanes by police officers who pulled her over and she admitted she had consumed some alcohol.
‘She told officer she had consumed two bottles of beer before driving the vehicle. The police officers conducted a roadside breath test, which she failed and she was driven to custody.
‘She has never been convicted before, she has never been before the courts before.’
Tests showed Peers had 46 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mg
Her lawyer Stephen Connor 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.
‘This lady cooperated fully with police both at the road side and the police station. She confirms to me she consumed two bottles of beer and she thought she was OK to drive that day. This was not a particularly high reading.
‘She told the officer she saw other people doing the same thing, and it was being pulled over for the road side breath test which brought her before this court.
‘She has a genuine level of remorse. This has been an unpleasant experience for her as well as going to the police station. This has been a a difficult lesson for her to learn and one she has learned.
‘She comes before this court expressing genuine remorse, which is clear today from her guilty plea at the earliest opportunity.
‘She is a self employed model, but work is drying up and she is struggling. She is currently undertaking a makeup course and will be self employed in that venture.
‘The loss of her license is inevitable and will dramatically affect her course and job opportunities. This was not a high reading. I ask you to be as lenient as possible.’
Sentencing her JPs said: ‘The drink drive rule is there for a purpose as you know. The worst situation is you could have killed someone. This has been a salutary lesson for you.’
Peers regularly appeared in newspapers and lads magazines such as Nuts and Loaded and was also on the front cover of the 2012 Hot Shots Calendar.
She was the highest new entry in ‘Nuts 100 Sexiest Babes 2010’ at No. 6 and she has appears in a Manchester City as a soccerette on Soccer AM.