DUIs are an unfortunate thing that happen regularly. However, not every DUI makes the news. Those that do are usually marked by either tragedy or involve a celebrity or someone else whose career makes it scandalous. No one is immune to prosecution when caught.
Supermodel Stephanie Seymour was involved in an automobile accident on Friday, January 15th. The accident led to DUI charges for the former Victoria’s Secret model.
While at a stop sign on an I-95 south exit ramp in Greenwich, Connecticut, Seymour backed her car into another vehicle. State Troopers responded to the accident at about 9:25 p.m. where they discovered Seymour’s Land Rover parked sideways with a Mercedes behind it.
Troopers report that Seymour’s eyes were bloodshot in addition to her being “unsteady on her feet.” They also report that her breath smelled of alcohol.
It reportedly took Troopers requesting to see Seymour’s driver’s licesnce six or seven times before she was able to fumble through her purse to produce it. Seymour refused to take a field sobriety test.
Seymour was taken into custody by state police from Troop G barracks in Bridgeport. She faces charges of driving under the influence and unsafe backing. She was released on a $500 non-surety bond. She’s scheduled to reappear in Stamford Superior Court on February 2nd.
Seymour’s career including modeling for Victoria’s Secret and several Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions. She made headlines back in 2009 during a bitter divorce from publishing mogul Peter Brant.
The divorce proceedings included Brant claiming that Seymour was an unfit mother for their three children. Brant also accused Seymour of providing invalid urine samples when asked to prove she wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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