Journalist Natasha Exelby has admitted to drink driving after crashing her Kia into a parked car in Toorak.
Exelby, 34, fronted the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where she escaped conviction after admitting to drink driving and driving while suspended.
The former 10 News First reporter was busted earlier this year driving more than four times over the legal limit, according to the Herald Sun.
Exelby drove a white Kia Cerato into a parked car along Orrong Rd in Toorak on June 26.
Two police officer attended the scene and conducted a preliminary breath test, detecting alcohol.
Journalist Natasha Exelby has admitted to drink driving after crashing her Kia into a parked car in Toorak. Pictured
Exelby allegedly told police she had only consumed ‘two seltzers’ and that she did not believe she was driving while suspended.
However, ‘an evidentiary breath test later revealed she had an alleged blood alcohol concentration of .220,’ the Herald Sun reported.
In a statement to the outlet, Exelby took ‘full responsibility’ for her actions.
Exelby allegedly told police she had only consumed ‘two seltzers’ and that she did not believe she was driving while suspended
‘It’s no secret that I’ve suffered from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder for many years,’ she said.
‘At the time of the incident, I was going through a very dark period with multiple medication changes.
‘Never in my life did I think I would be capable of what happened but regardless of my mental health, my actions were shocking beyond words and I take full responsibility.’