Katie Price's pink Volkswagen Beetle repossessed due to 'spiralled' unpaid toll charge

Amy West
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Katie Price's VW Beetle was repossessed by bailiffs after a £2.50 toll charge 'spiralled' out of control. (Photo by Rick Findler/PA Images via Getty Images)

Katie Price has had her pink Volkswagen Beetle repossessed after failing to pay a toll charge two years ago.

According to The Sun, the reality star passed through the Dartford Tunnel back in 2017 but didn’t cough up the £2.50 to cross the River Thames between Kent and Essex. Bailiffs allegedly removed the vehicle from her driveway earlier this week.

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“Katie’s saying the letters must have got overlooked as she had no idea that the fine had spiralled from £2.50 to £800,” a source told the publication, before explaining that if Price wants to get the car back, she’ll have to fork out £1,300.

She reportedly bought the car in 2010 when her daughter, Princess, was just two-years-old. The intention was to give it to her when she got old enough to drive, but someone must have been using it for the Dartford’s Tunnel’s automatic number plate recognition - which was implemented in 2014 - to track the fine back to Price.

Back in January, the 41-year-old was issued a three-month driving ban for breaching the conditions of a previous ban she’d received for speeding. A month later, she was banned from getting behind the wheel for a further three months and fined around £1,200 after being caught being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle.

She was not found guilty of drink driving.

Shortly after the ruling, she revealed that she had resorted to selling her breast implants and old knickers to wealthy fans in order to pay off the debts.

Price also tried to flog her Barbie-themed Suzuki Vitara on eBay, but the dealers who listed it online apparently received so much abuse that they were forced to take it down.

Just a few days ago, the former I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant took to her Instagram story to share a photograph of herself getting a special delivery from luxury phone shop IDesign Gold. In the snap, a beaming Price could be seen holding up her new “18k rose gold iPhone XS Max with Swarovski love heart diamonds.”

As stated on the retailer’s website, such a model would set you back around £3,500.

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