Drink-drive Sky Sports host Kirsty Gallacher handed ban

Drink-drive Sky Sports host Kirsty Gallacher handed ban”

The Sky Sports presenter was charged with one count of driving a motor vehicle while her alcohol level was above the legal limit.

She was banned from driving for two years and told she would have to complete 100 hours of community work.

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 nearly three times over the legal limit on breathalyser test following a night of boozing the day before.

Best known for hosting shows including "Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway", "The Games" and Sky's reboot of "Gladiators", Kirsty returned to Sky Sports as a presenter in 2010, having first got her presenting gig on the channel in 1998. She had driven to meet her children in Eton the following morning, but was not planning to take them in her auto, defence lawyer Jennifer Dempster told the court.

Kirsty was breathalysed at the scene and the results revealed that she had 106micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35micrograms.

Gallacher was earlier pictured looking sad as she arrived at court dressed all in black.

"She does not have a drink problem".

Gallacher was "stressed" by the divorce proceedings, the court heard. This is in many senses unintentional drink-driving.

"There are difficulties arising from the breakdown of her marriage, the final hearing for which is next week".

He said: "There was no intention to drive while over the limit. She is very remorseful and apologises".

Ms Dempster also stressed that Gallacher's two young children had not been in her vehicle.

District Judge Davinder Lachhar was unmoved however, saying: "Here you are, at 11am on public roads with such a high reading".

"I am going to impose a 12 month community order of 100 hours of unpaid work, you must pay £85 prosecution costs and you are disqualified from driving for two years".

Like this



06 September 2017
Sunshine Coast festival goer charged after police find labelled drugs
Revellers have sometimes dangerously taken all of their drugs before encountering the animals out of fear of being caught. Police were surprised to find the clip seal bag with a name and contact phone number written on it.

06 September 2017
Seat's New Leon Cupra R Limited To 799 Cars
As this is a limited-run vehicle (just 799 will be built), SEAT has been able to indulge its wilder side with the Leon Cupra R. For those who want something other than the matte grey exterior paintjob, you can also have a Midnight Black or Pyrenees Grey.

06 September 2017
College student, struck, killed on MA highway
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and his identity will be withheld pending the notification of next of kin. State Troopers say they are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 128 North in Beverly.

06 September 2017
Thousands of residents in Co Kerry are still without water this morning
Customers can contact our customer care helpline 24/7 on 1850 278 278 or visit for further updates". Irish Water has deployed water tankers in the region to ensure water is available to householders.

06 September 2017
Vivegam Breaks Baahubali's Box Office Records In Chennai Earning Rs 8.50 Crore
In the movie, Ajith is playing a role of an Interpol Officer which is loosely based on the life of Ajay Kumar. Though it didn't reach the audience expectations, may be due to high expectations on Ajith .

06 September 2017
Pahlaj Nihalani on erotic thriller 'Julie 2': There is no vulgarity
The former chairman had earlier restricted himself from certifying Lipstick Under My Burkha citing it as a "lady oriented film". Raai Laxmi would be playing the lead role. "The film talks about how one handles it when faced with such a situation".

05 September 2017
Putin Tells US To Think Twice About Sending Weapons To Ukraine
According to the Russian leader, the deployment of United Nations forces tasked to ensure the OSCE mission's security will help solve the problem in southeastern Ukraine.

05 September 2017
The Magic School Bus Rides Again in new trailer from Netflix
According to the trailer, Fiona Frizzle is replacing her older sister Valerie as the kooky science teacher of Walkerville School. Netflix is set to debut a revival of the 1990's kids series, with The Magic School Bus theme song getting a make-over.

05 September 2017
OPP officer struck, dragged by vehicle with Quebec license plate
Members of the collision reconstruction unit and forensic identification unit were on scene conducting an investigation. Update: The suspect vehicle has been located by Peel Regional police in the area of Trailwood Dr & Hurontario St.

05 September 2017
Trento, bambina di 4 anni uccisa dalla malaria: primo caso in Italia
Nel frattempo l'Apss ha disposto in via precauzionale la disinfestazione del reparto di Pediatria dell'Ospedale S. In Italia la malaria è stata debellata negli anni '50 con una grossa operazione di decontaminazione delle paludi.