27/11/2003

EastEnders star banned for driving over legal limit

One of the UK's most high-profile TV soaps stars, Karen Wallace, who plays Kat Slater in EastEnders, has received a driving ban for driving over the legal alcohol limit.

Karen Wallace, from Wanstead in east London, was sentenced to a three-year driving ban and a £1,000 fine today at Southend Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to a charge of drinking and driving.

The 32-year-old actress was found to be 1½ times over the legal limit when she was stopped by police in Chelmsford last March.

Wallace said that she had had two glasses of wine that evening, but later discovered both had been spiked with vodka.

(gmcg)

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