Katie Price pleads guilty to drink driving and driving while disqualified

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Katie Price’s sentencing has been deferred after she pleaded guilty to drink driving and driving while disqualified.

The former glamour model appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday following a crash near her home in Sussex.

The incident happened on Tuesday morning (September 28) on the B2135 near Partridge Green, Horsham.

She was charged with driving while unfit to drive through drink, using a motor vehicle on a public place without third party insurance and driving while disqualified.

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After being confronted by police at the scene, Katie Price was heard saying “I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all”, the court heard.

A drugs wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine, prosecutor Debbie Jones said.

Price, 43, appeared in the dock before two magistrates wearing a pink jumper.

She was told that her sentencing has been deferred until December 15 to allow her to have treatment at the Priory Centre, speak to the probation service, and not commit any further offences.

Chair of the bench Julie Hutton handed Katie Price an interim driving ban, warning her: “We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified.”

Katie Price, covered with a blanket, leaves Crawley Magistrates’ Court

However, Ms Hutton told her she was free to go but warned her against driving in the interim.

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

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

Officers responded to the crash at around 6.20am, where Price was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs, and was taken to hospital.

The aftermath of the single-vehicle collision

Defence solicitor Joe Harrington said: “She has had a lot of personal problems recently.

“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 also argued that the driving was a “one-off” incident.

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