Katie Price has pleaded ‘not guilty’ to drink-driving. The former glamour model, 40, has denied crashing her pink Range Rover into a bush while under the influence of alcohol.
Appearing before Magistrates at Bromley Court on Monday January 7, Price entered a ‘not guilty’ plea to a charge of drink-driving whilst twice over the legal limit.
She was arrested in the early hours of October 10, after allegedly crashing her car into a bush in South London after attending her ex-boyfriend’s Kris Boyson’s birthday party.
The magistrates were told Price was ‘behind the wheel in charge of the vehicle’ but it is still unknown whether there were any passengers in the vehicle.
The court was told she was breathalysed and found to have 69 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath, which is just under twice over the legal limit of 35mg per 100ml.
The judge, District Judge Nigel Dean, said the outcome of her not guilty plea could be: “the statutory defence, that there was no likelihood of driving while the level of alcohol exceeded the prescribed limit.”
The judge continued by stating that there is CCTV footage of the incident: “There’s CCTV from the block of flats that the gentleman lives in. He woke up and went to look out his window, he saw his car.
“He went down that day and inspected his car and found pink paint on his black car. He concluded an accident of some kind occurred. CCTV appeared to show a pink Range Rover in the vicinity of his car.
“The Crown are presumably going to say Miss Price was intending to drive. There’s one accident is there a second accident?”
Prosecutor Kate Seal replied: “Yes the vehicle is off the road. When police come across the vehicle it’s off the road.”
Price was denied anonymity of her address.
“I think the public and members of the press are entitled to know the address of the defendant. All defendants are treated equally,” Judge Dean said.
Price will now face a trial. If found guilty, she will likely be fined and face a driving ban.
Her next appearance at Bexley Magistrates Court is on February 25.
Katie Price has had a turbulent few years to say the least. The mum-of-five narrowly avoided declaring bankruptcy at the end of 2018 and was supposedly in rehab for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) treatment at the time of her October 10 arrest.
Price also split from her third husband, Kieran Hayler, last year, and it was revealed that only one of her five children, Harvey Price, lives with her full-time.
Her children Junior and Princess live with her ex-husband Peter Andre, while Jett and Bunny live with her estranged husband Hayler.