Girl Aloud charged for driving while on her mobile

By | Published on Monday 8 April 2013

Sarah Harding

Former Girl Aloud Sarah Harding was arrested last week for using her mobile while driving and then failing to pull over for police.

An on-bike officer allegedly saw the singer using a mobile handset while driving down Charing Cross Road in Central London. She initially failed to pull over when the policeman signalled that she should, but was stopped a few minutes later. After speaking to officers by her vehicle for a few minutes she was arrested and taken to Holborn Police Station to be charged for the two offences. She will now appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court to face the charges.

A source told the Mirror: “Sarah was driving in a 4×4 when a policeman on a bicycle saw her [using her mobile] and tried to make her stop. He was trying to flag her down but she carried on a bit down the road where she was pulled over a couple of minutes later. She was talking to the police by the side of the road for a while before she was arrested. Apparently Sarah was very upset when she was arrested and charged. The offences are pretty serious”.

The singer could face fines of up to £6000 – £1000 for driving while using a mobile handset, and £5000 for failing to stop for the police – and, perhaps more distressingly, could also lose her driving licence. The singer is yet to comment on the charges.