KATIE Price has been ordered to undertake treatment at The Priory and has been slapped with an additional driving ban.

Today the 43-year-old pleaded guilty to a dramatic drink drive crash in her BMW while banned from the road – and now faces jail.

In court, Katie's lawyer confirmed that the star had spoken to The Priory and that she had a meeting arranged to visit the centre today but she had not attended.

Her lawyer went on to mention that The Priory have confirmed a bed for Katie 'depending on what happens from here'.

The judge told her she must undertake treatment at The Priory and must not commit any further offences until her next court appearance.

She was also slapped with another driving ban.

The star is due back in court on December 15, when she will be sentenced but she must attend The Priory before then.

Katie has previously had stints at the rehab centre and has praised them for helping get her life back on track.

She appeared at Crawley Magistrates court today wearing a pink jumper and had her blonde hair loose around her face.

Price pleaded guilty to one count of drink driving, one count of driving without insurance and one count of driving while disqualified.  

Prosecutor Debbie Jones told the court that a drugs wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine, and a breath test confirmed she had been drinking.

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However a charge of driving while unfit through drugs was withdrawn by the court.


She made no comment when taken to the station, but explained that she was “lonely” and wanted to visit a friend who was close by.

Defence solicitor Joe Harrington said: "She has had a lot of personal problems recently.

"Currently she is in the process of bankruptcy proceedings, so her house may be repossessed.

"So, quite a lot going on in this lady's life, a really difficult period.

"As I understand it, she had been drinking, she was lonely, and she decided to go and see a friend who lived a relatively short distance away and that is when the incident happened."

Chair of the bench Julie Hutton agreed to defer sentencing to December 15, on the basis that Price works with probation and attends rehab.

Sentencing wait

Ms Julie Hutton warned her: "We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified.

"On that basis, Ms Price, you are free to go and good luck at the Priory."

Katie expected to get her driving licence back in April, but was banned for a further six months following an admin bungle.

She served an 18-month disqualification after withholding the identity of the driver of her pink Range Rover during a crash in Bexley.

In the last ten years she has been banned from driving a total of six times.

Yesterday Katie's family issued a statement urging her to seek help after becoming concerned for her wellbeing.

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