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George Clooney Sister In Law Jailed For Repeat DUI

Posted By Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer  
18/10/2019
12:00 PM

As reported by the Straits Times, George Cooney's sister in law Tala Alamuddin Le Tallec was jailed in Singapore on Monday for repeat Drink Driving.

Ms Le Tallec is the sister of Mr Clooney's wife Amal Clooney.

The Singapore court heard that on 13 May 2019, Ms Le Tallec blew a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.095 while driving her husband's BMW X5 at 2:30am.

Once intercepted, the court heard Ms Tallec accidentally stepped on the accelerator while reaching for her handbag.

Ms Le Tallec was previous convicted of drink driving in Singapore in 2013.

District Court Judge Lorraine Ho imprisoned Ms La Tallec for 3 weeks and she was fined $6400.

Ms La Tallec's licence was disqualified for 4 years commencing the date of her release from prison.

In Queensland, a reading of 0.095 constitutes low range drink driving, which for a first time offence carries a licence disqualification range of 1-9 months and in certain circumstances the driver will be eligible to apply for a drink driving work licence, which permits them to continue driving for work purposes during their disqualification period.

With a previous conviction within the last 5 years, as was the case with Ms La Tallec, the penalty range, depending upon the previous reading, ranges from 3-18 months if the previous was low or mid range, through to a 6 month to lifetime loss of licence where the previous was a high range offence (a reading of 0.150 or above).

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