Katie Price pleads guilty to drink driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance
Price rolled her car at 6.20am on Tuesday
Katie Price on Wednesday admitted to drink driving, driving while disqualified, and without insurance, after crashing her car on Tuesday.
The 43-year-old reality star pleaded guilty to the charges at Crawley Magistrates' Court after after crashing her car near West Grinstead around 6.20am.
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Price was originally arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs.
After being confronted by police at the scene, Price was heard saying "I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all", the court heard, according to a report by MailOnline.
A drugs wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine, prosecutor Debbie Jones told the court.
Joe Harrington, defending, added that Price was dealing with a lot of personal problems including bankruptcy proceedings, and asked for sentencing to be deferred for several weeks.
Price, who is banned from driving, flipping her BMW on a country road. She was taken to hospital after the accident but is not believed to have been seriously injured.
A photograph tweeted by a local police officer of the crash showed a damaged BMW lying on its side across both lanes, its front lodged in the hedgerow, after the crash.
Price's arrest comes after friends of the mother-of-five suggested her partying was "out of control" and had "ramped up over the past few weeks", the Mirror reported, and her family also expressed concerns.
In a statement on her Instagram account on Tuesday evening, Price's family said their "worst fears nearly came true."
They admitted that they had been "concerned" about Price's wellbeing for some time and urged fans to send positive messages of support.
The statement read: "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.
"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."