Katie Price has been charged with driving while disqualified after she was involved in a car crash near her home in Sussex.
The model and reality star, of Horsham, West Sussex, was involved in a single-vehicle collision early on Tuesday morning, September 28, and was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs.
Police said Katie, who has also been charged with using a car in a public place without third-party insurance, was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Crawley remand court on Wednesday.
A statement from Sussex Police said: “Police responded to reports of a single-vehicle collision on the B2135 near Partridge Green around 6:20 am on Tuesday (September 28).
“A woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs and has been taken to hospital to be checked over.
“The road was blocked temporarily while recovery of the vehicle was arranged.”
Following the incident, Katie’s family issued a statement, expressing their fears for her wellbeing.
The statement shared on social media read: ‘As a family, we have for some time been concerned about Kate’s wellbeing and overall mental health. Today our worst fears nearly came true.
‘As a family, we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs.
‘We hope that she will realize that she cannot battle her issues alone. We would kindly ask that the media and wider public give Kate the time and space she needs to seek the necessary treatment, so she can hopefully return to the Kate we know and love as a mother, daughter, and sister.’
Her fiance Carl Woods posted a separate statement, vowing to support her.
The 32-year-old wrote: ‘Relationships are tested, people test each other – but when you love someone like I love Katie, you enjoy the highs and good times together, and that bond is tested during the low and difficult times together.
‘Katie is a rough diamond. She has her imperfections however they make her perfect to me, she just needs that extra help to be polished.
‘The sunlight will shine through her once again and the sparkles that she brings to everyone will return. I love you Katie 100%. My Dolly, always here, always will be.’