According to her ex-husband, Katie Price “should be in jail” after being unfit and uninsured for drunk driving and taking drugs.
former builder Kieran Heller, whose troubled ex-glam model has two children, said: “People are sent down for less.”
in an exclusive interview after Katie, 43, was sentenced on Wednesday to a suspended prison sentence, he admitted that he was shocked by the extent of his latest incident.
Kieran, 34, told The Sun: “It’s one of the most serious things you can do on the street without hitting someone. It’s so serious.
“Someone will get hurt if Katie He is allowed to proceed the way he is.
“When I saw he had been arrested, I thought, ‘Oh no, not again’. It’s always just so much drama. A lot of drama.”
Katie crashed her BMW near her home in West Sussex in September this year after drinking vodka and consuming cocaine. He had already been banned from driving six times.
He was not charged with a drug offense, but was admitted to a magistrate’s court the next day for being banned and driving under the influence.
Her sentence was deferred on the understanding that she attended The Priory, a rehab facility for treatment and committed no further offences.
this was it The loophole that allowed him to escape from prison When she returned to serve her sentencing this week, effectively with the judge’s hands tied.
District Judge Amanda Kelly acknowledged her dismay, saying: “You deserve to spend Christmas behind bars.”
‘She knew she was landing’
Instead, he was sentenced to 16 weeks, suspended for 12 months, 100 hours of unpaid work, 20 sessions of rehabilitation work with probation, and a two-year driving ban.
Kieran said: “I was definitely puzzled about drugs and drinking.
“At least she accepted it and she came clean, but from the outside” sentence sounds generous to me,
“I don’t know if it’s because he’s famous but I understand why people say that. Actually it’s because of flaws.
“I know people have gone to prison less.
“Many thought she’d go down and make time but Katie already knew she wasn’t going to jail.
“It seemed clear from what she’s been doing in recent weeks that she knew she was going to get away.
“And when he talked to the kids they would be planning something to do in the next few weeks.
“She knew she was landing. I’m not sure her lawyers already told her, but she’s very, very lucky.
“He should go to jail.”
The pair share a seven-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son Jett, who wed in a glamorous ceremony in the Bahamas in 2013.
They separated in May 2018 over allegations of infidelity, and formally divorced this year, but kept in touch because of their co-parenting.
Kieran explained: “There’s a lot going on in children’s lives That things like his mother going to court are pushed to the back of his mind.
“But Kate talked to him about it. When she recently went to The Prairie I talked to her about it. I had to explain it to her.
“She had contact with the kids when she was at The Prairie, so they understand why she was there, but it’s something that’s very hard to talk to about — they’re only seven and eight.
“Actually I don’t think they really understand, but my aim is to make them understand what is right and what is wrong.
“It’s very hard to explain to them. The lawyers clearly knew something that everyone else didn’t. As they have effectively said they had a loophole by going to The Priory.
“But even though there are clearly laws you can get into, I have to think about my kids.
“Kate must understand that what she has done is wrong and that there are consequences for her actions.
“We both as parents have to bring up our children to learn that they should not break the law and if they break the law, it is the law and there are consequences.
“If you break the law, bad things will happen. If she had gone to jail, I would have explained to the children.
“I’m very open with her, and I may have done it in a sensitive way, but I can’t tell her she went on vacation or anything like that.
“They would have found out soon enough, and that would mean a visit to the prison.”
that’s a car accident
October 2003: Speeding on technicality dodges the charge.
JayUnited Nations 2008: Three penalty points for talking on mobile.
July 2010: 4pts for 99mph.
September: 3pts for veering off his alley in the 7½-ton pink horsebox.
December: Six month ban after 70pts for 3pts for 83mph in the zone.
August 2012: 12 months ban for not responding to two speeding tickets.
February 2018: A six-month ban for failing to disclose who was driving his speeding car.
July: Police questioned him for staying behind the wheel while being banned. She says she thought the ban was over.
September: A £63K Range Rover reportedly crashed on his mobile.
October: Suspect is driving under the influence of alcohol. Spends the night in cells.
December: Accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.
January 2019: Three months ban for driving if disqualified.
February: Three-month ban after another driving conviction.
Autumn: Sixth ban, this time for two years. 18 months deduction on appeal.
March 2021: Drives lover’s car. Admin error means an additional six months were not added under the toting-up rules. The police inquired.
September: BMW has been arrested for supplying alcohol and drugs.
Katie, who has been married three times and has five children, is now engaged to 32-year-old car dealer Carl Woods. During the court hearing she avoided formal drug charges, but admitted that she had been using cocaine on the evening of the incident.
Now, Kieran says she should recognize how lucky she has been to get a second chance and keep herself clean and focus on “the best mother she can be” for her kids.
‘She talks to the kids on FaceTime every night’
He added: “This should be a wake-up call for her, it should be. She’s done her time in rehab and now she’s managed to escape from prison.
“She can’t miss an opportunity like this. If I’m honest, I believed that everything was much better with him.
“We have no involvement in each other’s personal lives beyond kids, so honestly I thought it was all right, so I don’t know why.
“Only Kate would know why she took drugs and got behind the wheel. She has to figure it out in her mind.
“If something bad is going on in her life, she needs to realize that there are other options in her life.
“But I can’t comment on his relationship, because I’m not involved in that side of his life.”
Despite the split, the pair keep in regular touch and are now discussing their future shared parenting arrangements – Kieran insists that she has a lot of work to do before things can get back to normal again. Is.
While the specific details of their childcare arrangements remain legally private, Kieran explained: “We’re in constant conversation about the kids and Kate looks after the kids.
“At the moment it’s all going on and not as much with The Prairie.
“But she watches the kids and she talks to the kids on FaceTime every night.
“Whether this all returns to normal again in the future is down to Kate.
“I think she’s changing her life and I hope she can, I really do.
“I’m not here to kill Kate, I just want her to be the best mother to kids.
“All Katie can be is the best version of herself when she’s around them.” The court hearing also revealed that Katie had failed to pay £7,000 of previous court fines for traffic offences, which came as little surprise to Kieran.
He continued: “I didn’t know Katie hadn’t paid those £7,000 fines, I didn’t know anything about it.
“Kate’s defense said she wasn’t very good with her finances and when I read she didn’t pay her fine, I thought, ‘Well, that’s just Kate’.
She puts paperwork in the drawer – that’s exactly what it is. ,
‘Sorry for my actions’
The embarrassed star finally apologized publicly for his behavior, issuing a statement yesterday saying he was “incredibly sorry”.
It has since emerged that the police is considering appealing against the suspended sentence.
She said: “I want to thank my family, my kids, my mom, dad, sister, brother, my partner Carl, Leigh and my friends who have supported me over the past few months.
“It’s been a really tough time and I’m incredibly sorry for my actions – I am sincerely grateful that no one was hurt – I realized that my actions could harm not only the other family, but also my own family.
“I am now spending time getting better – mental health is a hidden disease and can strike at any time.
“The triggers that cause my anxiety and behavior are something I’m trying to understand, come to terms with, and learn to control moving forward.
“It will be a long process for me and I will continue to work for the rest of my life.
‘It’s also something I can work on with my family so that we can move on to a new chapter together.
She continued: “Thank you for all the messages of goodwill I have received.
“I am going to surround myself with my dearest family and friends and continue to do the things I do because it brings me joy and helps my mental health.
“Thanks to all of you.”
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