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Former X Factor judge Tulisa banned from driving for 15 months

The singer crashed her Ferrari in London last September.

The singer outside court today.
The singer outside court today.
Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

FORMER X FACTOR judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been disqualified from driving for 15 months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

The singer crashed her Ferrari, which she has since sold, outside Southgate tube station in London on 10 September 2015.

BBC News reports that the 27-year-old admitted driving over the limit with 54 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

A charge of dangerous driving was dropped.

Contostavlos was ordered to pay a £1,000 (€1,255) fine, £85 (€106) costs and a victim surcharge of £100 (€125). She broke down in tears at Highbury Corner magistrates court as she pleaded guilty.

The court heard the singer had consumed two glasses of wine before the incident.

Sky News reports that Contostavlos’ lawyer said the conviction will cause her “difficulties” in getting work in the US, where she hopes to launch an acting career.

Read: Former X Factor judge Tulisa charged with drink driving and dangerous driving

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