‘You DESERVE to spend Christmas behind bars, but I can’t jail you’: Judge spares Katie Price prison for driving drunk, banned and high in NINTH offence – because she got treatment at the £6,800-a-week Priory.
UK – According to Dailymail. Katie Price was told by a judge today that she deserved to spend Christmas in prison as she was spared jail for drink-driving because she got treatment at the £6,800-a-week The Priory after her ninth motoring offence, despite going out shopping while staying at the facility.
The former glamour model was handed a 16-week suspended sentence and two-year ban at Crawley Magistrates’ Court this afternoon, three months after she flipped her BMW on its side on a country lane near her home in West Sussex on September 28 at 6.20am.
Drink-driving campaigners said they were ‘gobsmacked’ by the ‘unbelievable’ sentence, but a judge said Price would avoid going to jail after she completed a stint at the celebrity rehab clinic and stayed out of trouble.
It followed directions of a bench of magistrates – chaired that day by Julie Hutton – who deferred the former model’s sentencing at a previous hearing held the day after the crash. Katie Price Avoided Jail .
According to the sun An ex-cop said: “Anyone else would spend Christmas in jail.”
Repeat offenders would usually face a minimum of 12 weeks behind bars.