Katie Price stated that she is “incredibly sorry” for her actions after she came out of jail for drunk driving.
The 43-year-old diva was given a 16-week suspension sentence for drunk driving which was followed by a crash near her place.
The model committed the offense while “she was disqualified and did not have insurance.” She said she is “sincerely grateful nobody was hurt.”
The District Judge Amanda Kelly stated she did not send Price to prison because, “she had complied with the requirements of the court, including attending a rehabilitation center and not committing further offenses.”
Katie Price took to Instagram to thank her friends and family and her partner Carl Wood for supporting her in these trying times.
“It’s been a really difficult time and I’m incredibly sorry for my actions – I’m sincerely grateful nobody was hurt – I realize the damage my actions could have caused not only to another family but to my own as well.
“I’m now spending time getting better — mental health is a hidden illness and can strike at any time.
“The triggers that cause my anxiety and behavior are something I’m trying to understand, come to terms with, and learn to control moving forward.
“This will be a long process for myself and something I’ll continue to work on for the rest of my life. It’s also something I can work on with my family so we can progress on a new chapter together.
“Thank you for all the messages of goodwill that I’ve received. I’m going to surround myself with my loving family and friends and continue doing the work I love as it brings me enjoyment and helps my mental health.”
The Head of Roads Policing for Sussex police and Surrey police stated the sentencing “as the judge explained, could have and should have been much worse and, in our view, Price is extremely lucky not to be spending Christmas behind bars”.
“Given the circumstances and her history of motoring offenses, it’s clear she did not consider the risk of her actions to the wider public or the implications for her own family,” he added.
Katie Price was sentenced to 16 weeks in jail, a ban of two years from driving, 100 hours of unpaid work, and 20 sessions of rehabilitation work along with probation.