'I admit it all': Katie Price pleads guilty to drink driving after crash near Sussex home

29 September 2021, 14:20 | Updated: 29 September 2021, 14:27

Katie Price has been charged with driving while disqualified
Katie Price has been charged with driving while disqualified. Picture: Alamy

By Asher McShane

Katie Price has pleaded guilty to drink driving following a car crash on a lane near her home in Sussex.

She told police at the scene "I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all", Crawley Magistrates' Court heard.

Her lawyer said she has "had a lot of personal problems recently" and is currently "in the process of bankruptcy proceedings".

Defence solicitor Joe Harrington said the driving was a "one-off" incident.

He said Price, who also admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance, had been at home and feeling lonely and decided to go to see a friend.

The car was flipped on its side.
The car was flipped on its side. Picture: Sussex Roads Police

A Sussex Police statement said: "Katie Price, 43, of Worthing Road, Horsham, was charged with using a motor vehicle on a public place without third party insurance and driving whilst disqualified.

"She was remanded in custody and will appear at Crawley Remand Court on Wednesday (September 29)."

She was accused of flipping her BMW on the country road at 6.20am near West Grinstead yesterday.

Officers responded to the crash at around 6.20am, where Price was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs, and was taken to hospital.

The road was blocked temporarily while the vehicle was recovered following the incident.

A statement from the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: "South East Coast Ambulance was called at approximately 6.30am to reports of an RTC on the B2135 at Partridge Green.

"One ambulance crew attended the scene and one person was assessed and treated before being taken to hospital."

Police said the road was reopened at 9.26am.