Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher pleads guilty to drink driving

Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher has pleaded guilty to drink driving.

Monday, 4th September 2017, 12:30 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:44 pm
Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher arrives at Slough Magistrates' Court. PIC: PA

Gallacher, 41, was arrested on Saturday August 12, following an incident in Eton, Berkshire.

The presenter, who is divorced from the ex-rugby union player Paul Sampson, had been on her way to meet her children for a day out at Windsor Castle when she was stopped by officers from Thames Valley Police, the court heard.

The Scot was seen driving erratically by witnesses in the town, before officers tracked her parked BMW X4 using CCTV.

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Police conducted a roadside breathalyser test which showed her alcohol level was at 106 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.

The drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant appeared at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Monday, charged with one count of driving a motor vehicle while her alcohol level was above the legal limit.

Gallacher, of Chapel Square, Virginia Water, appeared in the dock wearing black and spoke only to confirm her name, address and plea.

Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher arrives at Slough Magistrates' Court. PIC: PA

District Judge Lachhar described the charges as “very serious” and is expected to sentence Gallacher later on Monday.

Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher arrives at Slough Magistrates' Court. PIC: PA