Michelle Bridges apology after drink driving with son in car
"I am extremely sorry"
Editor / January 28 2020
Michelle Bridges has apologised after testing positive to a roadside breath test.
The celebrity personal trainer was charged with mid-range drink driving on Australia Day.
Michelle was driving a Range Rover SUV when she was pulled over at 11.25am on Sunday by police.
She was breathalysed and tested positive to drink driving. Bridges was taken to Waverley Police Station where she returned a reading of 0.086.
The legal limit for blood alcohol in NSW is 0.05, Bridges reading was 0.086. Anything above 0.080 and up to 0.149 is considered as mid-range drink driving.
Michelle Bridges apology
“I would like to express my deep regret for breaking the law, this was a terrible mistake and an error of judgment.
"This behaviour is inexcusable, and I am absolutely devastated and embarrassed to find myself in this position.
"It has been a very difficult time for me the last few weeks dealing with the break-up of my long-term relationship.
"This is by no means an excuse for my behaviour but I feel the emotional turmoil I have been going through has impacted my decision making. I am extremely sorry for my actions.", Michelle said in her statement issued to The Daily Telegraph.
Police have confirmed that “A 5-year-old passenger was in the car at the time.” Reportedly Axel, Michelle’s five-year-old son she shares with ex-partner Steve ‘Commando’ Willis.
Bridges drink driving charge comes after parting ways with long term partner Steve ‘Commando’ Willis. The couple met working on The Biggest Loser reality TV show in 2007. Both Michelle and Steve had partners when they met.
Michelle was married to fitness trainer and gym owner Bill Moore in 2003. The couple separated in 2013 and she begun a relationship with Steve ‘Commando’ Willis.
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Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.