Woman hitting her car in a pub parking garage SIX TIMES over the limit asked the police “do you want to play?” when they arrived to arrest her
- Natalie Kaglatzis pleaded guilty to driving six times below the legal limit
- Kaglatzis drove her Mazda 3 sedan into a gate outside a tavern in Sydney
- When the police arrived, the Sydney woman asked if they ‘wanted to play’
A woman who struck her car against a fence has pleaded guilty to drink-driving while exceeding the legal limit six times.
Sydney’s wife Natalie Jane Kaglatzis, 48, from Frenchs Forest, was at the Belrose Hotel on July 7 when she flipped her Mazda 3 sedan into a gate while trying to leave.
After the police arrived, Kaglatzis repeatedly asked them to “play” before returning a blood alcohol value of .306 and officers took her into custody.
Sydney woman 48-year-old Natalie Jane Kaglatzis has pleaded guilty to drink-driving after crashing her car into a local inn, breaking the legal limit six times
Kaglatzis visited the Belrose Hotel (pictured) after her grandmother’s funeral on July 7, when she drove her car 20 yards back before crashing into a fence
Her lawyer, Fiona Hadlington, told Manly’s local court on Tuesday that her client had alcohol problems and was at her grandmother’s funeral on the day of the crash.
Kaglatzis told the court that she was committed to her alcohol rehabilitation, but her grandmother’s death caused a “relapse”, The Daily Telegraph reported.
“I never drink and drive,” she said.
Ms. Hadlington was seeking house arrest for her client, but police sergeant Adrian Walsh urged the court to sentence her to “full prison terms.”
Sgt Walsh said that not locking up the Northern Beach Woman would endanger other people for making “poor and ill-advised decisions.”
Magistrate Michelle Goodwin said she was ‘surprised’ that Kaglatzis was conscious at the time, given her level of intoxication.
Ms. Goodwin said it was pure luck that an innocent bystander was not injured after saying that a car in the hands of a drunk driver was a “weapon.”
Ms. Goodwin will suspend the case until August 19, when the conviction will begin.
Kaglatzis’ application for home detention is under review at that time.
She remains in custody and no bail has been applied for.
The Manly Local Court heard Kaglatzis (photo) repeatedly ask the local police if they ‘wanted to play’ before returning a BAL of 0,306, she will be sentenced on August 19