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Katie Price Could Still Face Prison For Drink Driving Conviction

Dominic Smithers

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Katie Price Could Still Face Prison For Drink Driving Conviction

Katie Price could still face prison after her drink-driving conviction.

The former glamour model was found to have drugs and alcohol in her system when she flipped her car on a country road in September while banned from driving.

According to reports, a breath test showed that Price had an alcohol level fro 66mg - the limit is 35mg - when she was arrested.

The 41-year-old had consumed cocaine and vodka and lemonade prior to the incident, police found.

At a hearing at Crawley Magistrates’ Court yesterday (15 December), the judge handed her a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered her to cary out 100 hours of unpaid work in community.

Her driving ban has also been kept to two years and she will not have to take an extended driving test.

And the judge said there will be no separate penalty for the charge of driving without insurance.

Katie Price escaped prison time for her drink driving offence. Credit: Alamy
Katie Price escaped prison time for her drink driving offence. Credit: Alamy

However, police have since said they are disappointed with the ruling and the they are looking into an appeal.

James Collis, head of roads policing for Sussex Police and Surrey Police, said: "Today’s sentencing, as the judge explained, could have and should have been much worse and, in our view, Price is extremely lucky not to be spending Christmas behind bars.

"Given the circumstances and her history of motoring offences, it’s clear she did not consider the risk of her actions to the wider public or the implications for her own family.

"We are now exploring whether we can appeal this sentence."

During the hearing, District Judge Kelly said: "When you chose to get behind the wheel that night you showed no concern for others. You could have killed somebody.

Police have stated they are looking into appealing the decision. Credit: Alamy
Police have stated they are looking into appealing the decision. Credit: Alamy

"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.

"You seem to think you are above the law."

The day after the crash, Price pleaded guilty to drink driving and being driving while disqualified.

According to Metro, she reportedly told police: "I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all."

After the incident, Price told the court: "I got in my car. Had a collision.

"I regret it. I’ve upset people around me, and I have upset myself.

"I could have been hurt, I could have been dead.

"I could have killed someone, or I could have injured someone."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Crime, Katie Price, UK News

Dominic Smithers
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