Katie Price warned she could spend Christmas in prison ahead of sentencing in December

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Katie Price could spend Christmas behind bars after pleading guilty to drink driving.

The 43 year old plead guilty to drink driving and driving whilst disqualified at Crawley Magistrates Court on Wednesday 29 September.

Katie's sentencing was deferred until Wednesday 15 December so she could seek treatment at The Priory following the crash.

She was told by chair of the bench Julie Hutton that she was free to go but was warned against driving in the interim.

Ms Hutton said: "We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified."

Katie was also given the condition that she must not commit any further offences and to engage with probation services so a report could be prepared.

"On that basis, Ms Price, you are free to go and good luck at The Priory," Ms Hutton added.

Model Katie, who's ex-husband Kieran Hayler is said to be "furious", was arrested following a crash near her home in Sussex on Tuesday 28 September.

Katie was also taken to hospital in an ambulance following the accident.

Katie's family released a statement to share their concern over the star later that day.

It read: "This message has been written by Kate's family.

"As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate's wellbeing and overall mental health.

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"Today our worst fears nearly came true. 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 would kindly ask that the media and wider public give Kate the time and space she needs to seek the necessary treatment, so that she can hopefully return to the Kate we know and love as a mother, daughter and sister."

The statement continued: "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 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 messages 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."

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