Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher facing ban after pleading guilty to drink driving

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Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher is facing a driving ban after admitting being three times the drink drive limit when she went to meet her children.

The 41-year-old TV host was pulled over by Thames Valley Police at around 11.30am after being spotted driving erratically through High Street, Eton on August 12. 

At East Berkshire magistrates court this morning, Gallacher, dressed all in black, entered a guilty plea to the charge. 

“She smelt of alcohol – road side breath tests were conducted which she failed”, said the prosecution.

Gallacher, a high-profile presenter of Sky Sports, had hosted an hour-long preview of the Premier League season the night before her arrest. 

The mother-of-two posted a photo on Instagram later in the evening, of herself and friends enjoying drinks at the Winning Post pub in Winkfield. 

She had driven to meet her children in Eton that morning, but was not planning to take them in the car with her, Jennifer Dempster, defending, told the court.

Gallacher, who got her TV break presenting Sky Sports News before going on to star in shows including The Games, Gladiators, and Strictly Come Dancing, now faces a driving and a hefty fine when sentenced later by District Judge Davinder Lacchar. 

Gallacher, of Virginia Water, Surrey, was escorted by waiting police officers past photographers as she arrived at court this morning.

She pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle with excess alcohol.

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