WHO ME OFFICER? LARA LOSES HER LICENCE
Not even an outstanding coquettish performance could prevent habitual traffic offender Lara Bingle from losing her licence again this week.
Bingle, who has had more driving dramas than your average 24-year-old swimsuit model, had her Mercedes G pulled over by police in central Sydney on Wednesday afternoon and was told her licence had been suspended because of unpaid parking fines.
As the heavily tinted window on the $200,000 tank came down, our well-placed photographer reported that Bingle turned on the charm to a stoney-faced officer who, upon recognising the vehicle, had pulled the blonde over to advise her that she would be losing her licence until such time as she paid her fines.
Faced with the prospect of walking home, Bingle's rep confirmed the model and soon-to-be reality show subject told the officer that, if he would only wait a moment, she would phone through her credit card details and pay the outstanding fines so he could clear her licence.
It is barely a year since Bingle lost her licence for speeding.
She spent that three-month suspension riding a pushbike around Sydney and created a furore after giving an interview in which she said she had lost her licence after taking demerit points for friends. NSW Police later said an investigation would be held into her statement.
Bingle's carelessness as a driver is well documented. She once crashed her Mini into a neighbour's car while swerving to miss a dog and had her $300,000 Aston Martin towed from a no parking zone in the city.
Date: 9th March 2012