Katie Price charged with driving while disqualified following car crash

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Katie Price has been charged with driving while disqualified following a car crash on Tuesday.

The reality TV star was rushed to hospital after crashing her car in Horsham, West Sussex in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with photographs from the scene showing her BMW flipped onto its side. Police officers reported to the accident and Price was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs.

The single-vehicle collision occurred the day after Katie appeared on Good Morning Britain and revealed that she was still banned from driving and wouldn't get her licence back until December. She was banned in October 2019 for failing to identify the driver of her pink Range Rover after it was involved in a crash.

On Wednesday, representatives for Sussex Police announced that the 43-year-old had been charged with driving without insurance and driving while disqualified. She was remanded in custody and will appear at Crawley Remand Court later that day.

Following her arrest, her family issued a statement on her Instagram page in which they revealed they had been concerned about her wellbeing and mental health for "some time".

"Today our worst fears nearly came true," the family statement read. "As a family we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs. We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone.

"We are concerned and worried about her deeply, we know she lives her life publicly and to many she is fair game, but as a family, we hope she can find her path privately moving forward during this very difficult period in her life. We are not asking for sympathy - just that it is recognised that Kate is unwell.

"We take great comfort in reading the message of support and love for Kate that we will pass on to her, in the hope that these positive messages will help spur her on."

The family also asked the media and public to give the star time and space to "seek the necessary treatment".

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