Katie Price escaped jail today for overturning her car in a drink-drive accident – as a judge reprimanded her for considering her “above the law.”
was a reality star was driving to see a friend because she was “lonely”When he overturned his BMW in Horsham, West Sussex in September.
Price, 43, had already been banned from driving after consuming cocaine and drinking vodka and lemonade.
When he pleaded guilty to a case of drunken driving at Crowley Magistrates’ Court, he was warned by JP that he could face jail.
The former glamor model also admitted one count of driving without insurance and one count of driving while disqualified during a hearing in September.
But instead she was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for a year, 100 hours of community service, and ordered to attend 20 rehab sessions.
His driving ban was also extended by two years and he would have to pay £213 in costs on top of the £7,358 he already owes the court.
Sentencing, District Judge Amanda Kelly said: “You showed no concern for others when you decided to get behind the wheel that night.
“You could have killed someone. Your actions meant that the emergency services had to waste their precious time.
“You knowingly and knowingly violated a court order and not for the first time.
“You think you’re above the law.”
The judge also said that Price, who has had six previous driving defects, had “one of the worst driving records I have ever seen”.
She continued: “The public may be surprised to learn that I am unable to send you to jail today… you deserve to spend Christmas behind bars.”
A judge slams former glamor model,
- “You deserve to spend Christmas behind bars.”
- “You have one of the worst driving records I’ve ever seen.”
- “Your actions that night were incredibly selfish.”
- “You could kill someone’s child, partner, parent, or friend.”
- “You feel, it seems, that you are above the law.”
Being in charge of a vehicle inappropriately above the legal limit or by means of a drink There is a three-month sentence, a possible driving ban and a fine of £2,500.
he was ordered before treat in the priory and was slapped with an additional driving ban.
The mother of five moved to Las Vegas with fiancé Carl, 32, soon after leaving the £2,000-a-week treatment center.
The court was told that a witness assisted him and that Price was left “trapped” in his BMW before waiting for emergency services to arrive.
After being confronted by police at the scene, Price is heard saying “I took drugs, I shouldn’t drive, I accept it all”.
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Prosecutor Debbie Jones said a drug wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine, but the charge of driving through the drugs was dropped by the court.
It was also found to have an alcohol level of 66mg when inhaled. The legal limit is 35mg.
When taken to the police station, she did not comment, but claimed she was “alone” and wanted to visit her close friend.
Defense barrister Joe Harrington told the court: “This is a woman with a lot going on.”
He cited ongoing court cases regarding Price’s five children as well as bankruptcy.
He added: “Things get complicated with this woman.”
past driving conventions
Katie Price has been banned from driving six times in the past ten years following multiple violations.
October 2003: Survived by overcharging on a technicality.
June 2008: Three points awarded for talking on mobile.
July 2010: Four points for speed at 99mph.
September: Three points for veering off her alley in her 7½-ton pink horsebox.
DECEMBER: A six-month ban after three more points for doing 83mph in the 70mph zone takes his total to 13.
August 2012: 12-month ban for not responding to two speeding tickets.
FEBRUARY 2018: Banned for six months for failing to give details about a person driving a speeding car.
July: Interrogated by police for being behind the wheel even after being banned. She says she thought the ban was over.
September: A £63,000 Ranger Rover reportedly crashes on his mobile.
October: Arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Spent the night in the cell.
December: Accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.
January 2019: Three-month ban on driving while banned.
February: Three months after another driving conviction.
AUTUMN: Continuing with the sixth ban, this time for two years. 18 months deduction on appeal.
March 2021: Drives boyfriend’s Range Rover. An admin error means an additional six months were not added under deferring rules. The police inquired.
September: Arrested after car overturns
He said it was a “one-off incident” and that she over-corrected her driving, which caused her to crash.
Explaining why he was released from prison today, Judge Kelly said: “The law says that when a person has complied with the conditions of his release, you have a legitimate expectation that you will not be jailed today – even if You deserve to spend Christmas behind bars.”
The Campaign Against Drink Driving (CADD) dismissed Price’s suspended sentence as “beyond belief”.
Trustee John Scrooby, 61, a retired traffic cop, said: “When I heard he had received a non-custodial sentence, I was completely stunned.
“I’m pretty sure it’s only Price’s celebrity status that has saved her.
“I’d like to invite her to speak to bereaved relatives left by drink-driving and let them know they’re sorry.
“It’s time for her to stop acting like a spoiled little princess and grow up a little bit.”
Her accident happened just hours after that when she talked about difficulty meeting son Harvey because he couldn’t get behind the wheel.
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to speak on GMB She explained: “Obviously I haven’t got my license back until December, so I can’t just go there in the car and it’s not close.”
Katie expected to get her driving license back in April, but was Banned for another six months After an admin bungalow.
He served 18 months of disqualification after hiding the identity of his driver pink range rover During an accident at Bexley.
He has been banned from driving a total of six times in the last ten years.