Katie Price to enter rehab for treatment after confessing to drink driving

Katie Price is set to enter treatment at the Priory Centre after pleading guilty to drink driving at court.

It comes as the mum-of-five pled guilty to drink driving, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance in court on Wednesday (29 September).

The 43-year-old star has had her sentence deferred until December 15, which will allow her to undergo treatment at the Priory Centre and speak to the probation service.

At Crawley Magistrate's Court, chair of the bench Julie Hutton told Katie she was free to go but warned the star against driving in the meantime.

She told Katie: "We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified"

The former glamour model was told that her sentence would be deferred on the basis that she go in for treatment at the Priory Centre and would not commit any more offences.

Price was also informed that she would be banned from driving at this time, and that she would have to speak to the probation service as a report would need to be prepared.

Julie Hutton said: "On that basis, Ms Price, you are free to go and good luck at the Priory."

Today at the court hearing, the room was told that Katie was heard saying: "I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all" at the scene of the car crash – after she was met by police officers.

Prosecutor Debbie Jones told the room that a drugs wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine.

Katie's defence solicitor, Joe Harrington, revealed that the star was going through a "really difficult period" in her life.

He told the court: "She has had a lot of personal problems recently.

"Currently she is in the process of bankruptcy proceedings, so her house may be repossessed.

"So, quite a lot going on in this lady’s life, a really difficult period."

Harrington insisted that Katie's driving was a "one-off" incident.

He added that Price had decided to go and see a friend after being at home and feeling lonely.

He requested that the magistrates defer Katie's sentencing for several weeks.

After the crash, a spokesman for Sussex Police told Daily Star: "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."

On Tuesday, a police spokesman told Daily Star that Katie 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."

Following her arrest, Katie's family took to Instagram to reveal that they had been left "concerned" for Katie's wellbeing for some time.

Her loved ones said: "As a family, we have for some time been concerned about Kate's wellbeing and overall mental health.

"Today our worst fears nearly came true.

"As a family, we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs.

"We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone."

They sought help from the public and the media, asking that they give Katie time to recover in private and get the treatment she needs.

They added: "We would kindly ask that the media and wider public give Kate the time and space she needs to seek the necessary treatment so that she can hopefully return to the Kate we know and love as a mother, daughter and sister."

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