Married At First Sight star Ines Basic pleads guilty at Cleveland Magistrates Court

IN STRIFE: Ines Basic leaves Cleveland Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
IN STRIFE: Ines Basic leaves Cleveland Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

A REALITY television minor celebrity who "tapped" her sister's car with her own and threatened to burn a house down after a heated Christmas Day argument with family has been ordered to undergo 70 hours of community service.

Married At First Sight celebrity Ines Basic, 28, pleaded guilty at Cleveland Magistrates Court today to driving a car while over the middle alcohol range, contravening police direction, committing a public a nuisance and driving without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place. 

The latter two charges heard before the court south-east of Brisbane were domestic violence-related offences.

Her alcohol-fuelled behaviour was labelled as disgusting by magistrate Deborah Vasta.

Ms Basic was disqualified from driving for three months but no conviction was recorded.

" I get that you were drunk but it is no excuse," Ms Vasta said. "...You can never blame another person for your actions. 

"...It sounds like you have been living in a bubble of artificiality."

COURT APPEARANCE: Ines Basic leaves Cleveland Magistrates Court.

COURT APPEARANCE: Ines Basic leaves Cleveland Magistrates Court.

Prosecutor Angela Tetley told the court that Ms Basic had been drinking on December 25 last year at a Redland Bay home with her sister.

She had become involved in an argument and drove into the back of her sister's car parked on the driveway after being asked to leave at 7.20pm.

Ms Tetley said witnesses had contacted police. Ms Basic had exited the vehicle from the passenger side and screamed out "I am going to burn your ... house down".

Ms Basic also yelled obscenities at a female police officer who attended the incident and had given police a false name of Vanessa Dorothy Ines.

Police identified Ms Basic after checking her car's registration.

She was taken to Cleveland police station after returning a positive roadside breath test and was lodged in the watchhouse to sober-up after telling her mother to "f..k off".

Ms Basic's solicitor Ivan Sayad from Sayad Sahinovic Legal said there was no denying or detracting from the deplorable ordeal.

He said Ms Basic had begun drinking champagne and vodka from about 10am on Christmas Day before she gradually became angry with her sister, who knew of Ms Basic's involvement with the Married At First Sight show.

He said Ms Basic had since had the dent to the back of her sister's car fixed. She was also on speaking terms with her sister on Boxing Day.

Ms Sayad told the court his client had experienced domestic violence and was a Bosnian refugee who had moved to Australia when she was four.

A document was given to Ms Vasta to read about Ms Basic's remorse.

"I get that you were drunk but it is no excuse," Ms Vasta said.

Ms Vasta played a video highlighting the trauma of road carnage caused by drink and drug-drivers, later telling the gallery that 43 people had died so far this year in road crashes, including five pedestrians, on Queensland roads.