Katie Price charged with driving offences after crash

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Katie Price has been charged with driving without third party insurance and driving whilst disqualified following a crash near her home in Sussex on Tuesday.

The former glamour model, 43, will appear in court on Wednesday following the collision on the B2135 near Partridge Green.

A statement from Sussex Police 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.

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

An image shared by police from the scene on Tuesday showed a car flipped on its side.

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 aftermath of a single-vehicle collision on the B2135 near Partridge Green. (Twitter/PA)
The aftermath of a single-vehicle collision on the B2135 near Partridge Green. (Twitter/PA)

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

“A woman 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.”

Police said the road was reopened at 9.26am.

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.”

Appearing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday, Price said she is banned from driving until the end of the year.

Discussing her disabled son Harvey, 19, she said: “Harvey’s in Cheltenham now.

“He keeps ringing me saying, ‘Mummy I miss you, I need 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.”

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Price's fiance Carl Woods posted a statement on social media saying: "Relationships are tested, people test each other - but when you love someone like I love Katie, you enjoy the highs and good times together, and that bond is tested during the low and difficult times together.

Katie Price's fiance Carl Woods has pledged his support. (Getty Images)
Katie Price's fiance Carl Woods has pledged his support. (Getty Images)

"I love you Katie 100%. My Dolly. Always here, always will be."

Price's family voiced concern for her mental health in a statement on her official Instagram account.

The statement read: "As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate's wellbeing and overall mental health. As a family we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs.

"We are not asking for sympathy - just that it is recognised that Kate is unwell.

"We take great comfort in reading the messages of support and love for Kate that we will pass on to her, in the hope that these positive messages will help spur her on.

"It takes great strength for one to acknowledge they need help, we hope the door is now open for Kate to learn to love herself and to be happy within. Mental illness is not a personal failure."

Price appeared on Good Morning Britain with her 31-year-old sister Sophie on Monday morning discussing a new business venture and appeared in good spirits and health.

The former glamour model – who was declared bankrupt in 2019 – is mother to 19-year-old son Harvey, whose father is footballer Dwight Yorke, teenagers Junior, 16, and Princess, 14, with first husband Peter Andre, and Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven, with third husband Kieran Hayler.

Price – who has previously spoken about her treatment for cocaine addiction – returned to rehab at The Priory clinic at the beginning of 2020.

She is now registered as disabled after breaking both her feet when she fell from a 25ft wall in Turkey while on holiday last summer.

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Katie began dating 32-year-old car dealer Carl Woods in June 2020 and in April this year they announced they were engaged to be married – her seventh engagement.

Last month Essex Police confirmed that an unnamed man had been arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and controlling behaviour following an alleged attack on Price in the early hours at her home.

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