Katie Price handed a suspended sentence

Katie Price handed suspended sentence over drink-drive crash as she appears in court

The mum-of-five appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court today

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Katie Price received a suspended prison sentence at Crawley Magistrates’ Court today (December 15), following a crash near her home in Surrey.

The former glamour model was previously arrested and charged for drink-driving after a car crash in September.

Now, Katie has been handed a suspended prison sentence for the incident.

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Katie Price appeared in court today (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Katie Price handed suspended sentence

The mum-of-five arrived at Crawley Magistrates’ Court without her engagement ring this afternoon.

Katie’s fiancé Carl Woods arrived separately to the star.

Katie had previously pleaded guilty to drink driving while disqualified and without insurance following the crash.

Read more: Katie Price hits back at claims she ‘isn’t taking drink-drive sentencing seriously’

During today’s hearing, the court heard that a witness managed to remove Katie from her damaged car at the time.

The star had fallen into the passenger seat as the car was on its side.

According to the prosecution, Katie had consumed cocaine, vodka and lemonade before the crash.

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Carl supported Katie at court today (SplashNews.com)

Defence barrister Joe Harrington told the court: “This is a lady with an awful lot going on.”

District Judge Kelly went on to sentence Katie to a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

In addition, the star will have to undergo 100 hours of unpaid community work.

This is a lady with an awful lot going on

Her driving ban will also remain for two years.

The judge told Katie: “I cannot send you to jail today even though you may deserve to spend Christmas behind bars.

“You are extremely lucky the magistrates on a previous occasion decided to defer their decision.”

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Katie was given a suspended sentence (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Katie’s drink-drive crash

The reality star was arrested in September after being involved in a drink-drive car crash.

She later checked herself into rehab facility The Priory.

During her rehab stint, Katie’s family released an emotional statement on her behalf.

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Her mum Amy said: “She could have killed herself or someone else’s child. I don’t hide from that and neither does Kate.

“My daughter is mentally unwell.

“We have no idea what the future holds but what we do know is Kate’s children will read and see every article written.”

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