The sister-in-law of Hollywood actor George Clooney is facing another drunk-driving charge in Singapore, six years after she was convicted of the same, Today Online reported.
Tala Alamuddin Le Tallec, 47, a Singapore permanent resident, was allegedly driving along Holland Road towards the direction of Ulu Pandan on May 14 this year although she was drunk.
She apparently did so without a driving licence and without the consent of the car’s owner to use the vehicle, the report said.
When caught at around 2.30 am, she reportedly had 95 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of her breath, which exceeded the prescribed limit of 35 micrograms of alcohol.
These were stated in court documents obtained by Today on Thursday (Aug 15), as she returned to the State Courts to seek approval to leave the country for work purposes.
She owns a fashion brand called Totally Tala, the report said. Le Tallec is the older sister of Amal Clooney, a human rights lawyer who married the American actor in 2014.
She lives in Singapore with her husband, Lebanese businessman Nagi Hamiyeh, who heads the investment and consumer division at state investment firm Temasek Holdings.
Le Tallec was convicted of drink driving before on April 15, 2013, the report said.
In the recent case, she also faces charges for driving without a Singapore Class 3 driving licence and without valid insurance coverage, and using the car without having the consent of the owner or other lawful authority.
If convicted of the repeat offence of drink driving, she could be jailed up to 12 months and fined between S$3,000 and S$10,000. She could also be subjected to a longer driving ban, or banned from holding or obtaining a driving licence for at least 12 months, unless the court sees fit to waive it for a special reason.
On Thursday, the court granted her permission to leave Singapore for work in Bali, Indonesia, between Aug 23 and Sept 3, the report said. She remains out on a bail totalling S$20,000.
She will return to court on Sept 19 for a further mention of her case.