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She was hit with a $1100 fine earlier this month after being busted driving with a suspended licence last year. 

But Nadia Bartel was back behind the wheel of her Range Rover on Wednesday following the saga. 

The former WAG-turned-fashion designer, 36, ran errands and enjoyed a pampering session in Melbourne.

Back behind the wheel! Nadia Bartel ran errands in her Range Rover on Wednesday in Melbourne after being hit with a $1100 fine for driving with a suspended licence

Back behind the wheel! Nadia Bartel ran errands in her Range Rover on Wednesday in Melbourne after being hit with a $1100 fine for driving with a suspended licence

Back behind the wheel! Nadia Bartel ran errands in her Range Rover on Wednesday in Melbourne after being hit with a $1100 fine for driving with a suspended licence

Fit! She showed off her slender figure in a pair of black leggings and a ribbed singlet from her Henne line

Fit! She showed off her slender figure in a pair of black leggings and a ribbed singlet from her Henne line

Fit! She showed off her slender figure in a pair of black leggings and a ribbed singlet from her Henne line

The mother-of-two had her nails done and grabbed a coffee on Chapel St after a workout. 

She showed off her slender figure in a pair of black leggings and a ribbed singlet from her Henne line. 

Nadia accessorised with a pair of matching black sneakers and cool Ray-Ban shades. 

Errands: The mother-of-two had her nails done and grabbed a coffee on Chapel St

Errands: The mother-of-two had her nails done and grabbed a coffee on Chapel St

Errands: The mother-of-two had her nails done and grabbed a coffee on Chapel St

Piercings: The Henne designer showed off her new ear piercings

Piercings: The Henne designer showed off her new ear piercings

Piercings: The Henne designer showed off her new ear piercings 

She flaunted her flawless visage by going almost makeup free, and her honey-hued tresses were coiffed in beachy waves.  

Nadia was forced to front a Melbourne court earlier this month after being charged with driving while suspended and failing to update her contact details with the driving authority.

She had been pulled over in her Range Rover by police on Dandenong Road in Windsor, just southeast of the CBD, on August 25 last year. 

It had been just days after she had been filmed snorting white powder off a cheap K-mart plate during one of Melbourne’s six Covid lockdowns that year. 

Trendy: Nadia accessorised with a pair of matching black sneakers and cool Ray-Ban shades

Trendy: Nadia accessorised with a pair of matching black sneakers and cool Ray-Ban shades

Trendy: Nadia accessorised with a pair of matching black sneakers and cool Ray-Ban shades

The court heard Nadia pleaded ignorance when questioned on the night by police, telling the officer she had relocated in 2010 and hadn’t been aware of the suspension. 

The businesswoman and ex-wife of AFL player Jimmy Bartel was represented in court by Sarah Pratt – an equally glamorous Melbourne criminal lawyer. 

Nadia’s licence had been suspended for three months on July 17 after she racked-up too many demerit points. 

Hot water: Nadia was forced to front a Melbourne court earlier this month after being charged with driving while suspended and failing to update her contact details with the driving authority

Hot water: Nadia was forced to front a Melbourne court earlier this month after being charged with driving while suspended and failing to update her contact details with the driving authority

Hot water: Nadia was forced to front a Melbourne court earlier this month after being charged with driving while suspended and failing to update her contact details with the driving authority

The fashionista – who had breached lockdown laws with her embarrassing powder-sniffing scandal – was not supposed to be back on the roads until September – the very month she was fined $5452 for breaching the lockdown rules.

Appearing via videolink, Nadia pleaded guilty to the latest charges. 

The court heard she claimed she had not received the mail from authorities that her licence had been suspended. 

This was despite claims none of the letters had been returned as undelivered.

Happy with the result: Nadia beamed as she left her manicure appointment

Happy with the result: Nadia beamed as she left her manicure appointment

Happy with the result: Nadia beamed as she left her manicure appointment 

Busy: She flicked through her phone as she paid for her pampering session

Busy: She flicked through her phone as she paid for her pampering session

Busy: She flicked through her phone as she paid for her pampering session 

In pleading for mercy, the court heard Nadia was dependent on her licence to ferry her kids to and from school.

In a double bonus, Nadia was also spared a conviction over the offences.  

She had previously told the Herald Sun she was ‘not aware’ her driving licence had been suspended.

‘In August I was pulled over by the police who advised me that I was driving on a suspended licence,’ she said. 

Looking good! She flaunted her flawless visage by going almost makeup free, and her honey-hued tresses were coiffed in beachy waves

Looking good! She flaunted her flawless visage by going almost makeup free, and her honey-hued tresses were coiffed in beachy waves

Looking good! She flaunted her flawless visage by going almost makeup free, and her honey-hued tresses were coiffed in beachy waves

Looking good! She flaunted her flawless visage by going almost makeup free, and her honey-hued tresses were coiffed in beachy waves

Looking good! She flaunted her flawless visage by going almost makeup free, and her honey-hued tresses were coiffed in beachy waves

‘The suspension was due to exceeding my demerit point balance,’ she added.

‘I was not aware of the suspension as communication had been sent to my previous residential address which I didn’t receive.

‘I would never have driven had I been aware of the suspension and my residential details have now been updated.’  

Oh dear: Bartel had been pulled over in her Range Rover by police on Dandenong Road in Windsor, just southeast of the CBD, on August 25 last year when she was busted driving with a suspended licence

Oh dear: Bartel had been pulled over in her Range Rover by police on Dandenong Road in Windsor, just southeast of the CBD, on August 25 last year when she was busted driving with a suspended licence

Oh dear: Bartel had been pulled over in her Range Rover by police on Dandenong Road in Windsor, just southeast of the CBD, on August 25 last year when she was busted driving with a suspended licence 

The now-infamous video of Nadia breaching Covid restrictions was posted online by her friend Ellie Pearson on September 1, during Victoria’s sixth Covid-19 lockdown.

In the video, she was surrounded by other women who laughed as she leaned over a $1.50 Kmart plate and snorted a line of white powder, during what was an illegal gathering due to lockdown restrictions.

After the incident was widely reported, Nadia lost well paid sponsorship deals.

At the time, she said she was ’embarrassed and remorseful’.

‘I have let you all down by my actions,’ she said. ‘I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future.’

Scandal: Nadia lost sponsors after being caught snorting powder off a cheap plate last year

Scandal: Nadia lost sponsors after being caught snorting powder off a cheap plate last year

Scandal: Nadia lost sponsors after being caught snorting powder off a cheap plate last year 

Source: DailyMail

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