Katie Price ordered to seek treatment at rehab centre after pleading guilty to drink-driving

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Katie Price was ordered to go to rehab centre The Priory after she pleaded guilty to drink-driving in court on Wednesday.

The reality TV star was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs in the early hours of Tuesday morning after she crashed her car, rolling it on its side, near her home in Horsham, West Sussex.

She appeared in Crawley Magistrates Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to one count of drink-driving, one count of driving without insurance, and one count of driving while disqualified. The charge of driving while unfit through drugs was withdrawn by the court.

Watch: Katie Price warned she faces prison after drink-driving while banned

According to The Sun, chair of the bench, Julie Hutton, agreed to defer sentencing to 15 December, as long as Price works with probation and attends rehab.

"We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified," she said. "On that basis, Ms Price, you are free to go and good luck at The Priory."

Hutton told the 43-year-old she must undertake treatment at The Priory before her next court appearance and not commit any further offences. Price, who was already banned from driving, was once again slapped with a driving ban.

Price's lawyer told the court that The Priory had confirmed a bed for his client "depending on what happens from here". She has previously had stints at that rehab centre and praised the staff for getting her life back on track.

Prosecutor Debbie Jones told the court that a drugs wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine, and a breath test confirmed she had been drinking, while defence lawyer Joe Harrington insisted it was a "one-off" incident and Price decided to visit a friend who lived nearby as she felt lonely.

"She has had a lot of personal problems recently," he stated. "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."

After Price's arrest, her family issued a statement on Instagram expressing their concern for her wellbeing and mental health and asked the public to give her time and space to get better.

Watch: Katie Price charged with driving offences after car crash

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