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Girlfriend of Australian Hollywood star Sam Worthington narrowly avoids jail

Published on May 13, 2014 12:00 PM
 
Lara Bingle, the model girlfriend of Australian Hollywood star Sam Worthington, was handed a suspended jail sentence on Tuesday for driving offences and was warned she is not above the law. -- PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (AFP) - Lara Bingle, the model girlfriend of Australian Hollywood star Sam Worthington, was handed a suspended jail sentence on Tuesday for driving offences and was warned she is not above the law.

Bingle, 26, was fined A$2,000 (S$2,345) with a six-month suspended sentence at a Sydney court after pleading guilty to two charges of driving on a cancelled licence.

The model, who previously dated Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, was also banned from driving for two years.

"These laws apply to everyone in the community in exactly the same way. They are not there to be annoying," magistrate Claire Farnan told Bingle, describing her driving record as "very poor".

 
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