Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Drink-Drive Rap for Star of TV's Island

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Drink-Drive Rap for Star of TV's Island

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Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk

SHAMED TV girl Jaime Ross has now been banned from driving.

The contestant on Channel 4 show The Island with Bear Grylls, who was twice convicted of practising dentistry while not registered, has been done for drink-driving.

As previously reported, the beauty salon owner , who made it to the end of the reality TV series, illegally sold teeth-whitening treatments on two occasions from her Diamond Sparkle business in Jesmond, Newcastle. But now, two months after her last court appearance, she was back in the dock after being caught behind the wheel over the limit.

Newcastle Magistrates' heard the former beauty technician was stopped in her Mazda RX8 on St John's Street in the city centre on February 5 - four days after she committed one of her dentistry offences.

Ross was arrested and had 46 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35 microgrammes.

Now the ex-flight attendant, of Grainger Street,has been fined PS110 . She was also banned from the roads for 12 months after pleading guilty to driving with excess alcohol. She was caught driving a very short distance when she went to move her car.

Known for her outgoing behaviour, the 31-yearold was not shy in taking to Facebook to tell her followers of her latest court drama.

She wrote: "I'm now getting recognised in court...how b****y embarrassing! I have been that many times they think I'm a lawyer!

"That's me banned from driving for 12 months; time to sell my car at last."

She added: "The guys in court were like, 'Were you on The Island? I was watching you last week! What are you here for?' I just can't stay out of trouble, just like I was on The Island lol naughty Jaime."

As previously reported, in April this year, Ross, was fined PS1,000 and ordered to pay another PS1,000 costs after pleading guilty to one count of practising dentistry while not a registered dentist. …

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