Katie Price 'admitted to police she was on drugs when they arrived at car crash' 1 month ago

Katie Price 'admitted to police she was on drugs when they arrived at car crash'

A drugs wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine

Katie Price admitted to the police that she was on drugs after they arrived at the scene of a car crash she had been involved in.

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A court has heard that she told police "I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all," as she pleaded guilty to drink-driving while disqualified and without insurance.

On Tuesday morning at around 6.20am, Price was involved in a car crash near her home in Sussex.

She appeared at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, where she was charged with driving while unfit to drive through drink, using a motor vehicle on a public place without third party insurance and driving while disqualified.

According to the Huffington Post, prosecutor Debbie Jones said a drugs wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine, and Price was heard saying to police "I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all."

Defence solicitor Joe Harrington said: "She has had a lot of personal problems recently.

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

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

He argued that the driving was a "one-off incident," and that the accident happened after Price was lonely and had been drinking so "decided to go and see a friend who lived a relatively short distance away."

In a statement shared on Katie’s Instagram account, her family admitted they had been concerned "for some time" about her wellbeing and mental health.

They 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.

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

The chair of the bench, Julie Hutton deferred Price's sentencing until 15 December on the condition that the former glamour model undergo treatment at the Priory, not commit any further offences and be banned from driving in the meantime.

She warned Price: "We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified."

Price left the court with a blanket over her head, before getting into a car with her father and leaving.

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Related links:

Katie Price pleads guilty to drink driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance

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