Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'She Said That Her Lips Were Too Big and She Couldn't Blow into It.'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'She Said That Her Lips Were Too Big and She Couldn't Blow into It.'

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A FORMER Ex On The Beach star claimed her surgically-enhanced lips were too big for her to blow into a breathalyser after she was pulled over by police in Manchester city centre.

Beautician Scarlett Harrison, 20, was found to be over the alcohol limit when she was stopped in her white Mini One by traffic officers near Piccadilly station. A court heard she had been drinking pink gins.

When she was asked to give an accurate breath sample back at a police station, she said her collagen implants made it too 'difficult' for her to get her mouth around the tube.

Harrison, who lives with her parents in Bramhall, Stockport, attempted four times to blow into the intoximeter machine before confessing to officers 'my lips are too big'. She was later charged with failing to provide a breath sample.

This is a offence... cause a public Magistrates Harrison At Manchester magistrates court, Harrison pleaded not guilty to the charge, claiming she was unable to give a breath sample for 'medical reasons.' .

On the day of her trial, she changed her plea to guilty and was banned from the roads for 16 months.

The court heard Harrison was pulled over near Piccadilly station on June 20 after she had a row with a friend she had been drinking with.

Prosecutor Neil White said: "Police saw the defendant parked up by the taxi rank late at night and were wondering what was going on.

"When the officers went over to speak to her, they could smell alcohol on her breath and so conducted a roadside breath test.

''She was over the limit so she was taken to the police station. At the station, they informed her about going through to the intoximeter room and proceeded to discuss the demeanour of the defendant and how she now felt.

''She tried to go through with it and attempted to blow four times. She told them she was anxious and nervous and when asked by the police officer if there was any reason why she couldn't provide a sample, she said her lips were too big and she couldn't blow into it. …

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