Katie Price’s pals say her partying is “out of control” after she flipped her car following an alleged all-night drink and drugs session.
It is claimed the former glamour model, 43, was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs near her home in Sussex, at 6am today.
The star, who is banned from driving until December, could face jail for being at the wheel.
A source said she spent the night partying with pals, and added: “Katie is a total mess at the moment. Her partying is out of control and has really ramped up over the last few weeks.”
Earlier this year the mum-of-five vowed to take regular drugs tests if anyone challenged her to prove she was clean, after spending five weeks in The Priory last October. She said she had used cocaine to ”block things out” as she “couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel” amid mental health issues.
Sussex Roads Police)
The source said: “Sadly, things have got worse since then and in many respects, something like this happening was inevitable.”
Friends said she suffered bruising in the crash and was taken to hospital by ambulance. It’s thought she left yesterday afternoon before being quizzed at a police station.
An officer on the Sussex roads policing unit tweeted a photo of a BMW flipped on its side on the B2135 near Partridge Green.
PC Tom Van Der Wee wrote: “Occupant of the vehicle is thankfully on the whole okay.”
Martin Burton / Sussex Live)
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Last night Katie’s family said in a statement: “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 family added: “We are not asking for sympathy – just that it is recognised that Kate is unwell.”
Sussex Police said: “A woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs, and was taken to hospital to be checked over.”
On ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday, Katie discussed her 19-year-old son being at college, saying: “Harvey’s in Cheltenham. He keeps ringing me saying, ‘Mummy I miss you, I need kisses and cuddles’, so it is quite hard because I don’t get my licence back until December, so I can’t just whizz in the car down there.”
Last year she was banned from the road after being convicted of drink-driving.
In March this year, still banned, she was snapped at the wheel of boyfriend Carl Woods’ Range Rove