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BREAKING: Katie Price Sentenced For Drink Driving Offences At Crawley Magistrates' Court

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BREAKING: Katie Price Sentenced For Drink Driving Offences At Crawley Magistrates' Court

Katie Price has been handed a suspended sentence for a number of offences including drink-driving, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance.

The former glamour model was involved in a crash near her Sussex home back in September, after which she was arrested and taken to hospital.

At a high-profile hearing on at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, mum of five Katie was sentenced to a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

She will also have to carry our 100 hours of community service.

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Katie arrives at Crawley Magistrates' Court On Wednesday (Credit: PA)
Katie arrives at Crawley Magistrates' Court On Wednesday (Credit: PA)

During the sentencing, Judge Amanda Kelly told Katie: "When you chose to get behind the wheel that night you showed no concern for others. You could have killed somebody.

"Your actions meant the emergency services had to use up their precious time. You knowingly and deliberately flouted a court order and not for the first time."

She added: "You seem to think you are above the law."

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A statement from Sussex Police at the time of the crash read: "Police responded to reports of a single-vehicle collision on the B2135 near Partridge Green around 6.20am on Tuesday.

"A woman, 43, was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs, and has been taken to hospital to be checked over."

In the aftermath of the crash Katie confessed to drink-driving, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance.

The court had heard that a roadside breath test taken by Katie had been positive for alcohol, and a drugs wipe was positive for cocaine.

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Katie pictured earlier this year (Credit: PA)
Katie pictured earlier this year (Credit: PA)

Katie was previously ordered to undergo treatment at the Priory Centre, and was landed with an additional driving ban.

The star's sentencing comes soon after her engagement to fiancé Carl Woods, who was also in attendance at Wednesday's hearing.

In the last 10 years, Katie has been faced with a total of six driving bans.

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In the wake of her collision, the 43-year-old's family released a statement to Instagram that read: "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.”

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Celebrity

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