Katie Price ‘to miss out on son Harvey’s Autism’s Got Talent show due to rehab stint’ with troubled star heading straight to The Priory after pleading guilty to being nearly twice drink-drive limit following early morning car crash
Katie Price will miss her eldest son Harvey’s talent show competition, Autism’s Got Talent, due to being in rehab.
The mother-of-five was set to make an appearance at the Saint Ives event, hosted by the Anna Kennedy charity, on October 2, however will no longer be able to support 19-year-old Harvey in person after being ordered to rehab by a judge at Crawley Magistrates’ Court in West Sussex, The Sun reports.
On Thursday MailOnline obtained photos of Katie, 43, going to The Priory clinic after admitting crashing her BMW while double the drink-drive limit in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Missing out: Katie Price, 43, will miss her eldest son, 19-year-old Harvey’s talent show competition, Autism’s Got Talent, due to being in rehab (pictured at the event in 2019)
Crash: Katie crashed her BMW while double the drink-drive limit in the early hours of Wednesday morning (pictured)
Katie and Harvey are both ambassadors for the autism charity and the former glamour model even joined her son on stage at the event in 2019.
A source told the paper: ‘Katie’s family and friends are desperate to get her help.
‘They packed her bags as soon as the court hearing was over and are hoping The Priory will provide the support Katie needs to overcome her issues.’
Katie flipped her car near her Sussex home before dawn on Wednesday following an all-night alcohol and cocaine bender.
Rehab: On Thursday Katie was pictured in the passenger seat near The Priory rehab clinic after flipping her car near her Sussex home before dawn after an all-night bender
Jail: Katie was threatened with jail after she pleaded guilty to three charges of drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance (pictured: Katie leaving Crawley Magistrates’ Court in West Sussex beneath a blanket on Thursday)
After being rescued by a local resident, Price was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs – and tested positive for cocaine.
She was threatened with jail after she pleaded guilty on Thursday at Crawley Magistrates’ Court to three charges of drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.
But prosecutors dropped a drug-driving charge in light of her guilty drink-driving plea.
Price could still face jail when she is sentenced in December, but she checked into the Priory on Thursday. The model has no driving licence after being disqualified for two years in October 2019 – and has been banned from the roads six times in total.
Not out of the woods: Price could still face jail when she is sentenced in December, but she checked into the Priory on Thursday
The three charges were using a motor vehicle on a public place without third party insurance; driving while unfit to drive through drink; and driving while disqualified. Price had been taken to hospital but is not thought to have been badly injured.
Price was told that her sentencing had been deferred for 11 weeks until December 15 to allow her to have treatment at The Priory and speak to the probation service.
Chair of the bench Julie Hutton told her she could leave but warned her against driving in the interim, saying: ‘You are free to go and good luck at the Priory.’
Ms Hutton then handed Price an interim driving ban, warning her: ‘We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified.’
Ambassadors: Katie and Harvey are both ambassadors for Autism’s Got Talent and the former glamour model even joined her son on stage at the event in 2019
Important: Autism’s Got Talent is an annual event that showcases talented performances by adults and children with autism (Katie and Harvey pictured at the event in 2019)
Price left the court with a blanket over her head and wearing pink slippers, with her father Paul Price who drove her away in a blue Fiat 500 as she ducked in the seat.
Katie is an avid disabilities campaigner and was nominated for an National Television Award at this month’s ceremony for her BBC film Harvey And Me.
The documentary captured the highs and lows of Harvey transitioning into adulthood and Katie’s journey into researching for a specialist college that caters to Harvey’s complex needs.
The teen is on the autism spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome.
Nomination: Katie is an avid disabilities campaigner and was nominated for an National Television Award at this month’s ceremony for her BBC film Harvey And Me (pictured at the event)