Former glamour model Katie Price is pictured arriving at Bexley Magistrates’ Court today
Katie Price arrived at court this morning to deny drink-driving after allegedly crashing her £75,000 Range Rover into a parked car while twice the legal limit.
The 40-year-old former glamour model smashed her pink 4×4 into a car and a hedge in Woolwich, South East London, following her ex-boyfriend’s birthday party last October.
Price is on trial at Bexley Magistrates’ Court today after denying being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle in the early hours of October 10 last year.
Another court was previously told that she had 69 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath when she was breathalysed after the crash. The legal limit is 35mcg per 100ml.
She initially refused to give her address at Bromley Magistrates’ Court during an appearance on January 7, but District Judge Nigel Dean ignored her request, and scolded her by saying ‘all defendants are treated equally’.
On January 9, in a separate case, Price was banned from getting behind the wheel for three months after she admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance.
Price’s pink 4×4 (pictured) smashed into a car and a hedge in South East London following her ex-boyfriend’s birthday party in the early hours of October 10 last year
She was also fined £1,100 at Crawley Magistrates’ Court for driving on the A24 near her West Sussex home on July 25 while a six-month driving ban was still in place.
She pleaded with the court not to ban her again, saying she needed her car to visit her terminally ill mother Amy and ferry her disabled son Harvey to hospital.
Price, formerly known as Jordan, has tied the knot three times and is now dating Kris Boyson, 29, following the collapse of her most recent marriage to Kieran Hayler.
She also revealed last September her mother Amy Price has been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – the same disease that killed Keith Chegwin.
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star was once worth about £45million, but she avoided bankrupcy last December after reaching a deal with creditors.
Over the past year there have been reports that the former model, a keen horse rider, had been trying to sell off her pink horsebox and a number of her animals.
Her £2million mansion, a former home of politician Francis Maude, boasts nine bedrooms, a two bedroom annexe, 12 acres of land, a pool, tennis court and stables.
She bought it for £1.35million in October 2014, but it has since fallen into a state of disrepair, with the grounds strewn with rubbish and the pool full of dirty water.
Earlier this month Price revealed that she has ‘no choice’ but to put her 16-year-old disabled son Harvey into care.
Price has said that she can no longer cope with looking after the teenager who has autism and Prader-Willi syndrome now that he is 6ft 2in and 24 stone.
Price leaves Crawley Magistrates Court on January 9 after receiving a three-month driving ban
She said that she was inundated with negative comments since revealing her intentions but still intends to put Harvey into residential care part-time.
Comparing him to a ‘nightmare newborn’, she said that he has smashed the house ‘to bits’ and wakes up her four other children on a regular basis.
Harvey’s father is former footballer Dwight Yorke, who requested a DNA test to prove that Harvey was his son after he was born. He has since been absent from his life.
Price also has two children with ex-husband Peter Andre, son Junior and daughter Princess, and two with her other ex Kieran Hayler, daughter Bunny and son Jett.