Katie Price is ‘hospitalised and arrested after alleged ‘drink-drive’ crash’


Katie Price has been hospitalised after a ‘drink-drive’ crash early this morning while serving a driving ban – and now faces jail after six previous disqualifications, it was reported today.

The former glamour model, 43, was said to be in a ‘bad way’ when police arrived and allegedly arrested her at the crash site on a rural lane in Sussex.

A picture – tweeted by a police officer – showed a damaged BMW lying on its side across a lane near the scene of the incident at just before 8am. 

Its mangled front is wedged into the bushes and an ambulance can be seen on the road behind.  

A source told The Sun: ‘Katie rolled her car and was in a bad way when police arrived. She’s in hospital now and everyone is desperately worried about her and why she was driving.’ 

It comes just hours after Ms Price told Good Morning Britain of her pain that being disqualified from driving meant she could not visit her oldest son Harvey at his residential college when he calls to say he misses her. 

Asked by Susanna Reid how Harvey, 19, was doing, she replied: ‘Harvey’s in Cheltenham now, he keeps ringing me saying, ‘Mummy I miss you, I need your kisses and cuddles’, so it is quite hard.

‘Because obviously I don’t get my licence back until December, so I can’t just whizz in the car down there and it’s not close.’  

A police officer tweeted this photo of a crash near West Grinstead around the same time of this morning’s incident 

In April, Ms Price mocked her ban by sitting in the driving seat and pretending to drive - noting that she was on her own land

In April, Ms Price mocked her ban by sitting in the driving seat and pretending to drive – noting that she was on her own land 

Katie Price: Her six bans (including one for drink-driving)

October 3, 2003 Escaped a speeding charge on a technicality after cops failed to arrest her within 12 weeks. Her Range Rover was allegedly clocked at 70mph in a 40mph zone.

June 5, 2008 Given three penalty points, fined £200 and ordered to pay £80 costs at Feltham magistrates’ court for talking on her mobile phone while driving on April 18.

January 7, 2009 Let off on a legal technicality by Brighton magistrates after allegedly breaking a 30mph limit and not providing the identity of the driver to police.

July 7, 2010 Convicted in her absence by Crawley magistrates after cameras caught her speeding at 99 mph on September 16, 2009. Her lawyer argued she was only speeding because she was being hounded by the paparazzi, but police said there were no other speeding vehicles around. She was fined £250, ordered to pay £500 prosecution costs and given four points on her licence.

September 28, 2010 Convicted at Mid-Sussex Magistrates’ Court for failing to be in proper control of her 7.5-ton lurid pink horsebox after veering into another lane in Sussex on February 19. She was fined £1,000, ordered to pay £650 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge and given three points on her licence, taking her tally to 10.

December 1, 2010 Banned from driving ban for six months after she was caught on speed camera travelling at 83mph in a 70mph zone on the A23 in Pyecombe, West Sussex on 10 December 2009. Ms Price, who did not attend the hearing, pleaded guilty to the charge. In her absence, she was fined £1,000 and given three penalty points on her license (taking her total at that time to 13 points). This took her over the 12-point limit and brought an automatic six-month driving ban and so she was disqualified from driving for six months.  

August 31, 2012 Barred from driving on the roads for 12 months, after failing to respond to two speeding tickets. She had been caught speeding in London on September 5 and September 6 2011. The glamour model argued that all of her post was dealt with by her mother and she had never seen the prosecution warnings. Ms Price, who already had six points on her licence at the time, was given six more and banned for 12 months. She was also fined £400. 

February 16, 2018 Banned from driving for six months after doing 60mph on the 50mph A24. She already had points on her license. Following the incident in Dial Post, West Sussex in 2017, Ms Price failed to tell police when the speeding ticket arrived and was charged with failing to provide details about the person driving. She failed to show up at magistrates’ court and was given a six-month ban and a £750 fine.

July 28, 2018 In July she was was questioned by police after photographs emerged of her getting behind the wheel of her car while still banned from the road. Pictures revealed Ms Price driving her grey Ford Fiesta home from Gatwick with her youngest kids Jett, aged four, and Bunny, aged three. She handed herself into police and took to Instagram to insist that she thought the ban was over – but as soon as she realised it wasn’t, confessed her wrongdoing to authorities to avoid a ‘guilty conscience.’ The former glamour model said at the time: ‘After driving to Harvey’s Hospital appointment I have NOW found out that I don’t get my licence back until 8th August.’   

September 26, 2018 Crashed her £63,000 Ranger Rover on September 26, while allegedly on her mobile phone. The crash was reported to the police. Marketing executive Katie Pugh, 23, told MailOnline that the troubled star rear-ended her Mercedes as they were stuck in traffic on the A3 in Roehampton, Surrey. Pugh said she looked up into her rear-view mirror and noticed Ms Price appearing to be looking at her phone moments before the collision at around 5.30PM on September 26. 

October 10, 2018 Arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in the earlier hours of the morning on October 10, after being found by police in her garish pink Range Rover in Woolwich, East London. Ms Price had allegedly been partying with ex-boyfriend Kris Boyson helping him celebrate his 30th birthday when her car ended up hitting a parked car. She took a roadside breath test and was taken to Plumstead Police station where she was released after a night in the cells. Ms Price was then photographed driving her car without wearing her seatbelt, just 36 hours after her drink driving arrest – an infraction that carries a £100 fine.

December 2018 Charged by postal requisition over her drink-driving charge

January 2019 Caught driving while disqualified, and was given another three months.

February 2019 Served a further three month ban after being convicted of drink-driving in October 2018.

Autumn 2019 Issued with her sixth ban – a two-year disqualification –  which she appealed. It was reduced to 18 months.

March 2021 Gets behind the wheel of boyfriend Carl Wood’s Range Rover weeks before her 18-month ban is lifted. Questioned by police over the matter

September 28: Ms Price is allegedly hospitalised and arrested for drink-driving after being involved in an early hours crash.  

Sussex Police said today: ‘Police responded to reports of a single-vehicle collision on the B2135 near Partridge Green around 6.20am on Tuesday (September 28).

‘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.

‘The road was blocked temporarily while recovery of the vehicle was arranged.’

The mother-of-five has a long history of problems behind the wheel and has been disqualified from driving six times since her first ban back in 2010 for six months.

During her current ban alone, she was caught driving while disqualified in January 2019, and had another three months added to her sentence.

The day before, Ms Price was seen driving her boyfriend Carl’s Land Rover on a public road in Hertfordshire.

A witness said: ‘They were heading in the direction of the M11. Katie looked anxious.

‘She seemed to be biting her nails. How can she be so stupid when she’s only got a few weeks of the ban left to go?’

The ban was issued to Ms Price after her famous pink Range Rover was involved in a crash in November 2018, after which Ms Price refused to tell police who had actually been behind the wheel.

Driving while disqualified can lead to an unlimited fine and jail time of six months.

Ms Price was first slapped with a driving ban in 2010 for six months.

This was for speeding – 83mph in a 70mph zone in West Sussex.

She was then disqualified for a year in 2012, after failing to respond to two speeding tickets.

Ms Price reportedly failed to inform police when she received the ticket for breaking the speeding limit in a 50mph limit on the A24 in Dial Post, West Sussex in 2017.

She claimed that she failed to see a pair of speeding tickets because her mother takes care of the mail.

The former model was ordered to pay a total of £75 and she was slapped with the 12-month driving ban.

In 2018, she was banned for another six months, totting up 12 penalty points on her driver’s licence.

During this ban, she was caught driving while disqualified in January 2019, and was given another three months.

A further three months were added to this ban a month after this, when she was convicted of drink-driving the previous October.

Ms Price was released by police pending further investigation on October 10 2018 following an alleged five-day bender that ended up with her being arrested for drink-driving after turning up uninvited to her on-off boyfriend’s birthday party.

At the time, she was receiving treatment at The Priory and meant to be abstaining from alcohol, but it has since been claimed that she went on a five day bender prior to her drink-drive arrest.

She had reportedly been enjoying Strawberry Daquiris with ex-boyfriend Alex Adderson after fearing the 25-year-old would think she is a ‘boring granny’ if she didn’t let her hair down.

Ms Price famously handed herself into police the previous July for driving while on a six-month ban, explaining at the time that she thought her ban was over.

Taking to Instagram, the former glamour model admitted that she thought the ban was done – but as soon as she realised it wasn’t confessed her wrongdoing to authorities to avoid a ‘guilty conscience.’

She said at the time: ‘Been on such an emotional rollercoaster the last 6 months and my head has been all over the place, so much so, that I thought my driving ban was up.

‘After driving to [son] Harvey’s hospital appointment I have NOW found out that I don’t get my licence back until 8th August.

‘With this on my conscience I called police and reported myself.

‘I’ve come such a long way and just want easy life now.

‘I have got out of a hole and am finally happy and looking forward to being my old independent self.’

The reality star received a £750 fine as well as £200 in costs and a £75 surcharge following her conviction, according to reports. 

A South East Ambulance Service spokesman said today: ‘I can confirm we were 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.’   

It comes just hours after Ms Price told Good Morning Britain of her pain that being disqualified from driving meant she could not visit her oldest son Harvey at his residential college when he calls to say he misses her

It comes just hours after Ms Price told Good Morning Britain of her pain that being disqualified from driving meant she could not visit her oldest son Harvey at his residential college when he calls to say he misses her 

Ms Price was banned after her famous pink Range Rover (pictured) was involved in a crash in November 2018, after which Ms Price refused to tell police who had actually been behind the wheel

Ms Price was banned after her famous pink Range Rover (pictured) was involved in a crash in November 2018, after which Ms Price refused to tell police who had actually been behind the wheel

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