Drunk mum parks in middle of Hollywood film set
A drunken mother of two made a not so welcome special guest appearance on a film set after driving into a closed car park in Stoke-on-Trent.
Daniela Briggs was more than twice over the drink-drive limit when she interrupted the filming of zombie sci-fi thriller "She Who Brings Gifts", starring Glenn Close.
To the amazement of the actors, the 41-year-old gained access to the set after driving into a coned-off car park in the Hanley area of the city. She even failed to notice cast and crew – including a plethora of zombie extras in full make up – when she went back to her car to re-park it.
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Daniela's unexpected cameo was noticed by witnesses who soon realised she was extremely drunk, and called police. When breathalysed, she provided a breath alcohol sample of 81 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.
She was issued with a 42 month driving ban and ordered to pay a fine and court costs amounting to £385, The Mirror reports.
The movie, which stars The Bourne Ultimatum's Paddy Considine, as well as former Bond girl Gemma Arterton, chronicles the story of a group attempting to survive a zombie apocalypse started by a fungus created by scientists experimenting on children. It's being directed by former Peaky Blinders director Colm McCarthy, with filming also due to take place in the West Midlands, in both Cannock Chase and Birmingham.
Author: Joe Richardson