Supermodel Caprice Bourret has her driving license being suspended for 12 months after she was convicted of drunk driving in London. The California-born model did admit the charge, yet blamed the incident on drugs she was taking for a urinary infection.
A district judge, however, ruled that she failed to prove she should be excused from a ban because of medical circumstances. "She was a drunk driver who must have known that she was at risk of being over the limit. That must have been very obvious to her from the large amounts of alcohol she drank that day," District judge Emma Arbuthnot said.
Besides having her driving license being suspended for 12 months, Caprice was fined 1,000 pounds and ordered to pay £2,500 in court costs besides was told that if she undertook a drink-drive rehabilitation course her ban would be shortened to nine months.
Said to have respected the judge's decision, Caprice warned other drivers not to repeat her mistake, saying "Hopefully people will learn from my regretful experience. Do not drink and drive. That's all I have to say."