Australian singer Christine Anu, 49, was fined and disqualified for driving after DUI infringement on New Year’s Eve
- Singer Christine Anu blew 0.109 after being tested for breath on New Year’s Eve
- Anu had been drinking at a champagne breakfast the day she exceeded her limit
- The singer was fined $ 650 and was disqualified for three months to ride
The Australian singer Christine Anu has been found guilty of driving under the influence after blowing 0.109 after a champagne breakfast.
The 49-year-old was drawn on New Year’s Eve for a random breath test in Rockhampton in central Queensland.
On Monday, the ARIA prize winner was confronted with the Rockhampton Magistrates Court and was fined $ 650 and was disqualified for three months to drive.
Australian singer Christine Anu (photo) pleaded guilty about drunk driving after being tested for breath on New Year’s Eve
Anu’s lawyer, Rowan King, said she was “extremely embarrassed and repentant” to appear in court for the first time in her life.
The 49-year-old drank various alcoholic beverages during the champagne breakfast before resting for a few hours, Mr. King said.
She still had two glasses of wine before traveling to a friend’s house.
“When she got behind the wheel, she certainly did not feel any influence from alcohol and she accepted, in retrospect, that this was an extremely bad decision,” said Mr. King, The courier post reported.
‘She is someone who comes to court with an exceptional career of 28 years and someone who has made considerable efforts to contribute to the community through her employment.
The singer was fined $ 650 and was disqualified for three months to ride
“This is definitely something that is completely out of her character.”
The court heard that she had visited relatives in central Queensland while spending their first Christmas without their father who died in April.
Anu has won several awards during her career, including an ARIA Award for best female artist.
At the Sydney Olympic closing ceremony in 2000, Anu sang her most famous song “My Island Home.”
She has also played various roles in television, radio and film.
The 49-year-old sang her hit “My Island Home” at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics