Katie Price has pleaded guilty to drunken driving and driving while being disqualified after dramatically rolling a BMW.
The star could face a prison sentence, and was taken to hospital after his horrific attack in Horsham, West Sussex early yesterday.
She appeared in Crowley Magistrates’ Court wearing a pink jumper and her blonde hair loose around her face.
Price pleaded guilty to one count of drunk driving, one count of driving without insurance, and one count of driving while disqualified.
The court heard that Price was left “trapped” in his BMW, before a witness helped him and waited for emergency service 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”.
Prosecutor Debbie Jones told the court that a drug wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine, and that he was drinking.
However, the charge of driving unfit through drugs was dropped by the court.
The Crowley Magistrates’ Court heard that all her children were with their respective fathers at the time of the incident.
When taken to the station she did not comment, but told that she was “alone” and wanted to visit a close friend of hers.
Defense attorney Joe Harrington said: “She’s had a lot of personal problems lately.
“Currently he is in the process of bankruptcy proceedings, so his house can be occupied.
“So, there’s a lot going on in this woman’s life, really tough periods.
“As I understand it, she was drinking, she was alone, and she decided to go and see a friend who lived a relatively short distance away and that’s when the incident happened.”
He said it was a “one-off incident” and that she did her driving erratically, which led to her accident.
Mr Harrington asked magistrates to postpone the sentence to a later date.
“I took drugs, I shouldn’t be driving, I accept it all
Emergency services arrived at the scene at around 6.30 am yesterday and arrested the 43-year-old reality star for allegedly drinking and abusing drugs.
Price, who has been banned from driving, drove his 4×4 BMW into a country lane near his home and was told “in a bad manner” by sources close to him.
He also claimed that Katie was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at home in the hours before the accident.
Sussex Police have charged five children with drunken driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.
Her accident happened just hours after that when she talked about the difficulty meeting son Harvey because he couldn’t get behind the wheel.
Speaking 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 was expected to get her driving license back in April, but was banned for six months after an administrative glitch.
He served 18 months of disqualification after hiding the identity of the driver of his pink Range Rover during an accident at Bexley.
He has been banned from driving a total of six times in the last ten years.
Sources close to the former model have said that she has gone through a “tough” time in the past few months.
He explained: “Katie has been through a terrible situation lately – relationship problems, money troubles, and she is very open about her own health problems – plus her mother is very unwell.
“Plus, she’s a devoted mother, so many of us who know her are also very concerned for our own safety and well-being.
“Many people love and care about her, and it’s hard to watch her struggle – hoping that all this will pass and she’ll be able to move on with her life.
“Once things calm down, hopefully she’ll have time to be with the people she loves and work where things stand — she has a lot on her plate.”
A source said: “Katie was given the car by Karl a month or two ago.
“She’ll be disappointed. Now it’s written off. But the important thing is that she’s okay, it’s just a car.”
Yesterday Katie’s family issued a statement urging them to seek help after being concerned for her well-being.
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 provide details about a person driving a speeding car.
July: Police interrogated despite 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