Katie Price charged with driving while disqualified following car crash

Katie Price has been charged with driving while disqualified after being involved in a car crash.

The 43 year old was taken to hospital following the incident that took place on Tuesday 28 September.

Sussex Police confirmed the news in a statement, which read: “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.

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

The glamour model is understood to be banned from driving and wasn’t due to get her licence back until the end of the year.

Katie Price is set to take the stage once more on Saturday 4 September
Katie Price has been charged with driving while disqualified

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At the time of the accident, a Sussex Police spokeswoman told OK!: “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.”

OK! Online has approached Katie’s reps for further comment.

Katie was taken to hospital following the accident

The TV personality’s family have been gathering around her in support following the news of her car crash.

Taking to her Instagram feed, the family released a statement to her 2.6million followers, explaining how “worried” they are for her.

“This message has been written by Kate’s family,” the message began. “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.”

Katie's family posted a statement about the star
Katie’s family posted a statement about the star

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The public post continued to say that the 43 year old’s family hope she will now seek the “necessary treatment” to get the help she needs, and that they are looking forward to the star returning to the “mother, daughter and sister” they all know.

“We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone,” the statement went on. “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.”

Katie’s family finished their statement by sharing more of their concerns for the star, and hope she will continue her “path privately moving forward”.

“We are concerned and worried about her deeply, we know she lives her life publicly and to many she is fair game, but as a family we hope she can find her path privately moving forward during this very difficult period in her life,” the family said.

Katie Price's family hope she will "seek help" and asked for privacy during this time
Katie Price’s family hope she will “seek help” and asked for privacy during this time

“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. The Price Family xxx,” the statement added.

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