Katie Price’s mum Amy and sister Sophie are said to be hoping she can move on from her drink drive arrest following her car accident last week, with the former glamour model now in rehab
Katie Price’s family and friends are rallying around her to help her get the support she needs.
Last week, Katie, 43, pleaded guilty to drink-driving, driving without insurance and while disqualified after crashing her car near Partridge Green in West Sussex.
She is currently undergoing rehab treatment at The Priory and will be sentenced on December 15.
Her mum Amy and her sister Sophie are said to be glad she’s getting help and are hopeful she can move on as they support her through her treatment plan.
A source told new! magazine: “Friends are hoping she can now reset and get the help she needs.
“It’s really sad but she has a good support network in her mum Amy and sister Sophie and they will try and help her move on from this in the right direction.
“Nobody wants to see her in a bad place, but at the same time, those around her are glad she’s getting help.”
The Mirror has contacted a representative for Katie Price and is currently awaiting comment.
Officers responded to the crash at around 6.20am, where Katie was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs, and was taken to hospital.
Katie appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court last week, where chair of the bench Julie Hutton agreed to defer sentencing until December 15 on the condition that Katie goes to rehab, not commit any further offences, and be banned from driving in the meantime.
Ms Hutton warned her: “We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified.”
The court was told that when confronted by police at the scene of the crash, Katie was heard saying: “I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all.”
Prosecutor Debbie Jones said a drugs wipe had produced a positive reading for cocaine.
The court also heard that a roadside breath test taken by Katie after the accident was positive for alcohol.
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.”
Mr Harrington argued that the driving was a “one-off” incident.
He went on: “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.”