Katie Price avoids jail after overturning car while driving drunk and disqualified in Sussex | UK News


Katie Price avoided jail after overturning her car in an accident and admitting to driving drunk while being disqualified.

The 43-year-old TV personality and former glamor model received a 16-week suspended prison sentence of one year, as well as a two-year driving ban.

Price told officers after the collision, which happened near his home in Sussex in September: “I was on drugs, I shouldn’t be driving, I admit it.”

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Price pictured arriving at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning

The star was driving to visit a nearby friend when the crash happened near Partridge Green at around 6:20 a.m. on September 28, the Crawley Magistrates’ Court previously heard. She was arrested at the scene and transported to hospital.

A drug wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine and a breathalyzer taken by Price after the crash was positive for alcohol, the court said.

Price’s conviction had been adjourned at an earlier hearing on the condition that she was treated at the priory center, did not commit any other offense and that she was prohibited from driving in the meantime.

During her conviction on Wednesday, District Judge Amanda Kelly told the star her actions were “incredibly selfish” and that when she “chose to get behind the wheel … while intoxicated,” she didn’t. showed “no concern for the lives of others”.

The three emergency services “had to use precious resources [with the crash] at a time when they were already stretched, “said the judge.

“You seem to think you are above the law,” she told Price, adding that the star had one of the worst driving records she has ever seen and that she was lucky. not to go to jail.

The judge said she was unable to sentence the star to jail, “even if you deserve it”.

Price was also sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid labor and 20 sessions of rehab with probation. There was no separate penalty for driving without insurance.

She was also ordered to pay £ 213 in costs – and already owes the court £ 7,358. She could face jail for unpaid court costs, although the judge gave her time to settle down.


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