Julie Goodwin Receives Six Month Licence Suspension For Drink Driving

Goodwin was caught driving while at more than double the legal limit.

What you need to know
  • Julie Goodwin has admitted to drink driving at more than double the legal limit
  • She was handed a six-month licence suspension and a fine
  • Goodwin said the incident was "completely out of character for me"

Former Masterchef winner Julie Goodwin has admitted in court to driving at more than double the legal alcohol limit on the Central Coast.

Goodwin appeared in Gosford Local Court  on Friday to plead guilty to the mid-range drink diving charge.

She was handed a six-month license disqualification and a $600 fine.

The 104.5 radio host, who became the first MasterChef winner in 2009, attended court with her husband Michael but did not speak to media.

Her lawyer Ken Stewart said it was “very out of character” and she had already completed the traffic offenders program.

Police alleged the 47-year-old approached an RBT in North Gosford in April and deliberately performed a U-turn to avoid officers.

Police caught up with her and conducted a breath test, where she recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.107.

Goodwin took to Facebook days after the incident and issued an emotional statement saying she was “devastated” by the mistake.

"Last night while driving home from a celebratory function I had catered, I was stopped by Police and subjected to a random breath test which I failed", she wrote.

"I have subsequently been charged with mid-range drink driving.

"Needless to say I accept full responsibility for this error in judgment, which I believe is completely out of character for me."