Katie Price smiles as she arrives at court to plead NOT GUILTY to drink-driving ‘after crashing her £75,000 pink Range Rover’
7th January 2019

The former glamour model denied being “drunk in charge of a motor vehicle” after allegedly crashing in Woolwich, South East London, while over the limit in the early hours of October 10 last year.

The 40-year-old wore large sunglasses to cover her face and a grey and maroon fluffy jacket as she walked into Bromley Magistrates' Court supported by a friend.

Price mostly kept her head down as she walked into court, but did look up to smile as she headed inside.

The mum-of-five denied the drink driving charge – claiming she was unlikely to drive the vehicle while over the limit.

She now faces trial over the offence – and could be given an automatic ban from driving if found guilty.

The 2am smash happened as she was returning home from celebrating her then boyfriend Kris Boyson's 30th birthday at a Turkish restaurant.

The Loose Women panellist, of Horsham, Surrey, was breathalysed and found to have 69 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Price asked District Judge Nigel Dean to withhold giving her address in court today as she was hoping to become "anonymous". But the magistrate turned down her request.

Price was granted unconditional bail and will appear at Bexley Magistrates for trial February 25.

The 40-year-old had been charged by postal requisition in December.

Price allegedly crashed her £75,000 pink Range Rover into a VW Golf and a hedge on a gated estate in Woolwich, damaging the vehicle and leaving debris spread across the road.

After her arrest, Price spent 13 hours in a cell at Plumstead police station before being released under investigation.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman confirmed to The Sun: “Police in Greenwich have charged a woman with being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle.

“Katie Price, 40, of Horsham, Surrey, was charged by postal requisition on Monday, 10 December.

"The charge relates to an arrest for drink drive on Wednesday, 10 October in Shooters Hill Road, Woolwich."

The incident follows a turbulent year for Katie after she split from husband Kieran Hayler.

Price was pictured over the weekend at her best friend's wedding.

The 40-year-old star was on her best behaviour when she watched her longtime pal, Melodie Pope, become Mrs Jordan Goatley.

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