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Katie Price could face jail after pleading guilty to drink-drive crash

Katie Price has appeared in court charged with the offences Credit: PA


Katie Price could face jail after pleading guilty to drink-drive crash


After pleading guilty to drink-driving and admitting to taking drugs after an accident near her home in Sussex, Katie Price faces a possible jail term.

She confessed to a number of driving offenses, including driving while disqualified and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Price left court after being warned by magistrates not to get behind the wheel Credit: PA

Her car overturned in Horsham, West Sussex, while she was travelling to meet a friend because she felt “lonely.”

She will be treated at the Priory, a drug recovery center.

The TV actress, 43, was promised that her sentence would be postponed if she went to the renowned center and did not commit any more crimes.


She is prohibited from driving.

Katie appeared in Crawley Magistrates’ Court today, when chair of the bench Julie Hutton consented to postpone her sentence until December 15 on the condition that she receive treatment.

Price was “trapped” in her BMW, the court heard, until a witness pulled her out and waited for emergency services to come.

“I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all,” Price said after being challenged by authorities at the site.

The star was in a car crash where her 4×4 overturned on a country road

“We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified,” said Julie Hutton, chair of the bench.

The mother of five has been informed that she must also communicate with the probation agency in order for a report to be made.

An image shared by police from the scene showed a car flipped on its side.

According to prosecutor Debbie Jones, a drugs wipe revealed a positive result for cocaine, with 66 micrograms of blood in 100 millilitres of blood.

Ms Hutton stated, “On that basis, Ms Price, you are free to go and good luck at the Priory.”

At around 6.20 a.m., officers were dispatched to the scene of the accident. Price was brought to the hospital after being detained on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

Katie’s roadside breath test after the collision proved positive for alcohol, the court heard.

At the time of the event, all of her children were with their respective dads, according to Crawley Magistrates Court.

She said nothing but that she was “lonely.”

“She has had a lot of personal problems recently,” defense lawyer Joe Harrington said.

“Currently she is in the process of bankruptcy proceedings, so her house may be repossessed.

“So, quite a lot going on in this lady’s life, a really difficult period.”

Mr Harrington claimed that the driving was a “one-off” occurrence and requested that the sentence be postponed for many weeks.

“As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate’s wellbeing and overall mental health,” the family wrote in a statement posted on Price’s Instagram account.

“Today our worst fears nearly came true. As a family we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs.”

“We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone.”

Katie’s family requested that she be allowed to “seek the necessary treatment.”

The statement added: “We are concerned and worried about her deeply, we know she lives her life publicly and to many she is fair game, but as a family we hope she can find her path privately moving forward during this very difficult period in her life.

“We are not asking for sympathy – just that it is recognised that Kate is unwell.

“We take great comfort in reading the messages of support and love for Kate that we will pass on to her, in the hope that these positive messages will help spur her on.”

Katie was escorted out of the courtroom after the hearing while police officers stood by.

She sat in a blue Fiat vehicle with a blanket over her face as she was taken away.

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