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Katie Price, 43, arrives at court to be sentenced for drink-driving

Katie Price, 43, is supported by fiance Carl Woods as she arrives at court after being warned she faces jail over 6am drink-drive crash on ‘dash to buy more drugs following all-night binge’

  • Katie Price, 43, is appearing in court today to be sentenced for driving offences
  • It comes after she flipped her BMW on a road near to her home in West Sussex
  • She told police at the scene: ‘I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all’
  • Price admitted drink-driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance
  • Ex-model had cocaine in her system but was not charged with drug driving

Katie Price arrived at court today – supported by fiancé Carl Woods – to face sentencing for drink-driving after crashing her car ‘while on a dash to buy more drugs’. 

The former glamour model flipped her BMW on its side on a country lane near her home in West Sussex in September.

In the aftermath of the shocking incident it was revealed that Price was drunk at the wheel and had made a dash ‘for more drugs after an all-night binge’.

However, though she was found by police to have cocaine in her system, prosecutors dropped a drug-driving charge in light of her guilty drink-driving plea. 

The mother-of-five has previously been warned she faces jail for the offences.

However her sentencing was adjourned so she could have treatment in a rehab clinic at The Priory.

Friends yesterday told MailOnline the 43-year-old is ‘terrified’ she could spend Christmas behind bars.

At a previous hearing, Price admitted drink-driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. Price is due to be sentenced this afternoon at Crawly Magistrates’ Court.

She arrived at the court earlier today in the backseat of a black Porsche sports car, wearing a face mask and carrying a designer handbag.


Katie Price (pictured left) arrived at court today – supported by fiance Carl Woods (pictured right) – to face sentencing for drink-driving after crashing her car while on a ‘dash to buy more drugs’. The former glamour model flipped her BMW on its side on a country lane near her home in West Sussex in September. 

An image shared by police from the scene showed a car flipped on its side. After the crash Price’s family had expressed concern for her wellbeing.

Price (pictured today outside court) entered her pleas at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on September 29, a day after telling police: ‘I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all’. She has not been charged with drug driving

She is due to be sentenced this afternoon at Crawly Magistrates’ Court, where she arrived earlier today in the backseat of a black Porsche sports car

Price previously entered her pleas at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on September 29, a day after telling police: ‘I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all’. 

The admission came following a collision on the B2135 near Partridge Green, West Sussex. 

Katie Price’s long history of driving offences that has seen her banned from the road SIX times

2003

Katie Price escaped a speeding charge after police failed to arrest her within 12 weeks of allegedly clocking 70mph in a 40mph zone in her Range Rover.

2008

After talking on the mobile phone while driving on April 18, Price landed three penalty points.

2009

Price failed to provide the identity of the driver after her car was allegedly caught speeding in a 30mph zone and was later handed four penalty points after being clocked at 99mph and was handed four points on her licence.

2010

Price was convicted for failing to be in proper control of her horsebox after veering into another lane in February and was given three points on her licence, bringing her total to 10.

Then in December she banned from driving for six months after doing 83mph in a 70mph zone in her home county of West Sussex.

2012

Two years later, Katie was disqualified for 12 months for failing to respond to two speeding tickets in September.

2018

Katie landed a six-month ban in February 2018 for speeding after totting up 12 penalty points for speeding.

In July, photos emerged of her driving while still banned.

Then in October she was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and spent 13 hours in custodyafter crashing into a VW Golf and a hedge on a gated estate at 2am.

2019

She was given a three-month ban for driving while disqualified in January of that year.

And then in October, Price was banned from driving for a further18 months for failing to inform police who was behind the wheel of her pink Range Rover during a crash in Bexley, south east London.

2021

Price crashes her BMW car on a country road near her West Sussex home in the early hours of the morning after drinking and taking drugs.

She pleaded guilty at Crawley Magistrates of drink driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

Officers responded to the crash at about 6.20am, and Price was arrested and taken to hospital.  

The court heard a drugs wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine and a roadside breath test taken by Price following the accident was positive for alcohol.

Tests showed Price had 66 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35mg – and also tested positive for cocaine on a wipe. 

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

After the crash Price’s family had expressed concern for her wellbeing.

In a statement from the family shared on Price’s Instagram account, they said: ‘As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate’s wellbeing and overall mental health. 

‘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.’

At that hearing, her sentencing was adjourned on the condition that she have treatment at the Priory Centre, not commit any further offences, and be banned from driving in the interim. 

The Priory in Roehampton, South West London is the group’s flagship hospital where former clients include Lily Allen, Johnny Depp and Amy Winehouse. It costs around £6,800 a week.  

Price’s sentencing today is listed for 2pm at Crawley Magistrates’ Court. 

Last month, public records revealed Price and her partner Carl Woods, a car salesman, had obtained a marriage licence in Las Vegas.

Price arrived in the city, which bills itself as the marriage capital of the world, the week the US reopened its borders to tourists.

Yesterday friends revealed how Price is ‘terrified’ of the thought of going to prison. 

A friend told MailOnline: ‘The devastating reality of her situation is starting to hit home and Katie is terrified. 

;It’s a reality she has never faced before, which is understandably unnerving.

‘It’s not just herself who she’s worried about, it’s the potential reaction of her children.

‘She can’t stop thinking about it and is full of dread, but has been planning as if she is going to have a normal Christmas for the kids as a distraction.’

As well as spending time in rehab and in Las Vegas with fiancé Carl Woods, she also flew to Belgium earlier this week to have further cosmetic surgery, where she allegedly had her 13th boob job. 

Price has a long history of driving offences, dating back to 2003, when she escaped a speeding charge after police failed to arrest her within 12 weeks of allegedly clocking 70mph in a 40mph zone in her Range Rover.

In 2008, after talking on the mobile phone while driving on April 18, Price landed three penalty points.

The year after, Price failed to provide the identity of the driver after her car was caught speeding in a 30mph zone and was later handed four penalty points after being clocked at 99mph and was handed four points on her licence.

In 2009 Price was convicted for failing to be in proper control of her horsebox after veering into another lane in February and was given three points on her licence, bringing her total to 10.

Then in December she banned from driving for six months after doing 83mph in a 70mph zone in her home county of West Sussex.

As well as spending time in rehab and in Las Vegas with fiancé Carl Woods, she also flew to Belgium earlier this week to have further cosmetic surgery, where she allegedly had her 13th boob job

Katie Price’s fiance Carl Woods arrives at in court to support his partner Katie Price at her drink-driving sentencing today

Two years later, Katie was disqualified for 12 months for failing to respond to two speeding tickets in September.

In 2018, Katie landed a six-month ban in February 2018 for speeding after totting up 12 penalty points for speeding.

In July that year, photos emerged of her driving while still banned.

Then in October she was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and spent 13 hours in custody after crashing into a VW Golf and a hedge on a gated estate at 2am.

In 2019 she was given a three-month ban for driving while disqualified in January of that year.

And then in October, Price was banned from driving for a further 18 months for failing to inform police who was behind the wheel of her pink Range Rover during a crash in Bexley, south east London. 

‘The devastating reality of her situation is starting to hit home’: Katie Price is ‘terrified’ she could spend Christmas behind bars ahead of her drink-driving sentencing 

By Sarah Packer for MailOnline

Katie Price is ‘terrified’ she could spend Christmas behind bars ahead of her drink-driving sentencing today.

The former model, 43, expressed her fear to close pals as judgement day looms, which takes place 49 days after she rolled her BMW near her home in Horsham, West Sussex, during an all-night drink and drugs bender.

She admitted to charges of drink-driving while disqualified and without insurance, and tested positive for cocaine, before checking herself into The Priory, a condition imposed as part of her bail terms. 

A friend told MailOnline: ‘The devastating reality of her situation is starting to hit home and Katie is terrified. It’s a reality she has never faced before, which is understandably unnerving.

‘It’s not just herself who she’s worried about, it’s the potential reaction of her children.

‘She can’t stop thinking about it and is full of dread, but has been planning as if she is going to have a normal Christmas for the kids as a distraction.’

As well as spending time in rehab, Katie managed to secure a visa to travel to Las Vegas with fiancé Carl Woods during the lead up to the sentencing, sparking speculation they were set to embark on a quick-fire wedding.

She also flew to Belgium earlier this week to have further cosmetic surgery, where she allegedly had her 13th boob job.

The mother-of-five, who will be sentenced at Crawley Magistrates’ Court, took ‘full responsibility’ for the crash in a statement released by her family – on her behalf – on October 23.

It read: ‘Kate acknowledges and takes full responsibility for her actions. She knows they were wrong and apologises.’

The accident, which took place on the way to pick up more drugs, was a new low for the reality star, who has squandered her £45million fortune. 

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