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Former Victoria's Secret model Stephanie Seymour applies for alcohol rehab programme after drunken driving charge

Published 02/02/2016 | 18:12

Model Stephanie Seymour. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/WireImage)
Model Stephanie Seymour. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/WireImage)

Supermodel Stephanie Seymour has applied for a programme that could lead to the dismissal of a drunken driving charge in Connecticut.

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The former Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model appeared in court on Tuesday to answer to the charge.

Police say the 47-year-old Seymour backed her SUV into another car on an Interstate 95 exit ramp on January 15 in Greenwich.

Police say Seymour was unsteady, her eyes were bloodshot and her breath smelled of alcohol. Police say she refused field sobriety tests.

She was also charged with crashing into a utility pole and leaving the scene in a separate incident that day.

She told a judge she applied to an alcohol counselling programme.

Her lawyer says she is not seeking preferential treatment and wants to put the episode behind her.

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