Home News Featured News George Clooney’s sister-in-law charged with second drink-driving offence in Singapore

George Clooney’s sister-in-law charged with second drink-driving offence in Singapore

Tala Alamuddin Le Tallec, aged 47 and a Singapore permanent resident, was allegedly driving a BMW X5 while drunk in the early hours of May 14.

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

SINGAPORE — Hollywood star George Clooney’s sister-in-law is facing a new drink-driving charge in Singapore, six years after she was convicted of the same offence.

Tala Alamuddin Le Tallec, aged 47 and a Singapore permanent resident, was allegedly driving a BMW X5 while drunk in the early hours of May 14.

The older sister of human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, wife of actor George Clooney, is facing four individual charges—for drink driving, for driving a car without a Singapore Class 3 driving licence, for driving without insurance, and for using the car without the owner’s consent.

On May 14, in the early hours of the morning, Le Tallec was allegedly driving while drunk along Holland Road in the direction of Ulu Pandan.

- Advertisement -

Not only was Le Tallec in an inebriated state, she was apparently also did not have a driving licence and she had taken the car without the consent of the owner of the vehicle.

The identity of the owner of the BMW X5 that Le Tallec was driving was not revealed.

Court documents showed that when the authorities caught Le Tallec at around 2.30am and tested her for alcohol, she reportedly had 95 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of her breath, which exceeded the allowable limit of 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

Le Tallec was previously convicted of a drink-driving charged in Singapore on April 15, 2013.

If convicted of the repeat offence of drink-driving, Le Tallec could be jailed for up to 12 months and given a fine between S$3,000 and S$10,000.

She could also be prohibited from driving with a longer driving ban, or disallowed from holding or obtaining a driving licence for at least one year, unless waived by the courts for a special reason.

Le Tallec was in court yesterday (Aug. 15) to apply for permission to travel to Bali from Aug. 23 to Sept. 3 for work purposes.

Le Tallec, who lives in Singapore, is a fashion designer and owns a brand called Totally Tala.

District Judge Lorraine Ho granted the application.

Since the alleged driving offences, Le Tallec was allowed to leave the country to travel to Italy and then the United Kingdom from July 13 to Aug. 5, also for work.

Represented by lawyer Shashi Nathan, Le Tallec is currently out on bail, which totalled $20,000, of which $5,000 was mandated by the court for allowing her to travel outside of the country.

Le Tallec is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 19 for the most recent drink-driving charge.Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Bling Empire’s Kevin Kreider’s rags-to-riches story

Los Angeles -- Bling Empire star Kevin Kreider is a jack of all trades. He is currently filming the second season of the Netflix hit reality show. The show is about a group of ultra-wealthy Asian Americans living in LA. Kreider wore many hats...

Calvin Cheng asks why two retirees in their late 60s were called in to run SPH Media Trust

Singapore -- Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to social media to question the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Media Trust’s decision to rehire two senior men who had already retired. On Wednesday (May 12), it was announced that veteran...

Jewel Changi Airport and passenger terminals closed to the public for two weeks

Singapore -- Jewel Changi Airport and all the Changi Airport passenger terminal buildings will be closed to the public for 14 days from May 13 to May 27 due to a Covid-19 cluster linked to a cleaner who worked at Terminal...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent