Katie Price swerves speeding conviction as police DROP case on day she was due in court | The Sun
KATIE Price has swerved another speeding conviction.
The former glamour model was charged with exceeding the 60mph limit on September 13 last year – but police dropped the case just hours before she was due in court today.
She was also accused of failing to tell police who has behind the wheel of her £62,000 BMW on January 26, but this was also dismissed as "no evidence was offered".
The 44-year-old, who has almost 20 previous driving convictions, was banned from driving at the time of the alleged offence.
Just two weeks later she flipped her flash motor in a drink-drive crash near her mucky mansion in Horsham, West Sussex.
The reality star pleaded guilty but avoided jail after claiming she had been in a rush to visit a pal because she was "lonely".
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She instead landed a 16-week prison sentence suspended for one year, 100 hours of unpaid work and 20 mandatory rehab sessions.
She was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to pay 85 costs.
A judge told her at the time: "You have one of the worst driving records I have ever seen."
Price had been due at Crawley Magistrates' Court later today after a previous hearing was adjourned on March 24.
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But Sussex Police this morning dismissed the case and confirmed she would not be appearing.
It was unclear whether she would have been there in person after jetting off to Thailand late last month.
The mum and her partner Carl Woods boarded a flight hours after learning she would not be caged for sending a "vile and nasty" message to her ex's fiancée.
Price breached a restraining order by calling Kieran Hayler's partner Michelle Penticost a "gutter s**g".
She admitted the charge at Lewes Crown Court in a major U-turn after previously denying it – but dodged jail.
The TV personality, who smiled as she left the dock, faced a maximum of five years behind bars but was instead handed an 18-month community order, 170 hours unpaid work and £1,500 costs.
The Sun revealed Price had booked her South East Asian getaway BEFORE learning her fate.
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Since arriving, the couple have posted racy photos on their OnlyFans account, including sexy sunbathing snaps and an X-rated image from their hotel.
But they run the risk of breaching the strict anti-pornography laws in Thailand, where publishing "obscene" content is punishable by up to five years in prison and a 100,000-baht (£2,300) fine – or both.
KATIE PRICE’S PREVIOUS DRIVING CONVICTIONS
KATIE Price has been banned from driving six times in the last ten years after a series of infringements.
OCTOBER 2003: Escapes a speeding charge on a technicality.
JUNE 2008: Given three points for talking on mobile.
JULY 2010: Four points for speeding at 99mph.
SEPTEMBER 2010: Three points for veering from her lane in her 7½-ton pink horsebox.
DECEMBER 2020: Six-month ban after three more points for doing 83mph in a 70mph zone takes her total to 13.
AUGUST 2012: 12-month ban after failing to respond to two speeding tickets.
FEBRUARY 2018: Banned for six months for failing to give details about the person driving her speeding car.
JULY 2018: Quizzed by police for getting behind the wheel while still banned. Says she thought ban was over.
SEPTEMBER 2018: Crashes her £63,000 Ranger Rover while allegedly on her mobile.
OCTOBER 2018: Held for suspected drink-driving. Spent a night in the cells.
DECEMBER 2018: Charged over the drink-drive allegation.
JANUARY 2019: Three month ban for driving while banned.
FEBRUARY 2019: Further three months after another driving conviction.
AUTUMN 2019: Issued with sixth ban, this time for two years. Cut to 18 months on appeal.
MARCH 2021: Drives boyfriend’s Range Rover. An admin error meant an extra six months under totting up rules had not been added. Questioned by police.
SEPTEMBER 2021: Arrested after turning over car in drink-drive crash
DECEMBER 2021: Katie avoids jail for flipping BMW and has driving ban extended by two years and is handed 16-week suspended sentence
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