Katie Price has been banned from driving for three months and fined £1,100 at Crawley Magistrates' Court for driving while disqualified and without insurance on the A24 near her home in West Sussex on July 25.
Price pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance after she mistakenly believed her ban had come to an end. The 40-year-old was summonsed to Crawley Magistrates' Court today to answer the charges after she was spotted driving on the A24 near her West Sussex home on July 25 while a six-month driving ban was still in place.
The reality star had driven back from the short stay car park at Gatwick Airport to Dial Post, a hamlet near Horsham, after travelling by train into London to take her son to a medical appointment, the court heard.
She made the discovery after being phoned by a newspaper informing her she had breached her ban which was later confirmed with police, magistrates were told.
She was banned from driving for six months in February but Paul Macaulay, defending, said Ms Price had mistakenly believed the ban had been imposed from an earlier hearing in January - which meant it would have ended in early July, before she got behind the wheel.
But she had not contacted the DVLA about reinstating her driving licence because she was "not the best" at paperwork, he told the court.
Arriving in a black saloon car and greeted by a large pack of photographers, she wore a brown fur Cossack-style hat and matching poncho with black leggings and sunglasses flanked by two bodyguards and several advisors.