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Katie Price charged with driving while disqualified after crash

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Former glamour model Katie Price has been charged with driving while disqualified and without insurance.

Katie, 43, was arrested on Tuesday following a car crash close to her home that saw her car rollover and left her needing hospital treatment.

A spokesman for Sussex Police told Daily Star: "Katie Price, 43, of Worthing Road, Horsham, was charged with using a motor vehicle on a public place without third party insurance and driving whilst disqualified.

"She was remanded in custody and will appear at Crawley Remand Court on Wednesday (September 29)."

On Tuesday, a police spokesman told Daily Star that Katie was "arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs and has been taken to hospital to be checked over."

Just hours after her arrest, her distressed family took to social media, claiming that their worst thoughts almost came true.

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

"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."

The Price family continued: "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 family's statement went on to explain how Kate lives her life in the public eye, and that they hope she can recover privately from a "difficult period in her life".

The statement went on: "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 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."

The statement concluded by saying: "It takes great strength for one to acknowledge they need help, we hope the door is now open for Kate to learn to love herself and to be happy within. mental illness is not a personal failure.

"The Price Family xxx".

Daily Star has contacted Katie's spokesperson for comment.

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