Katie Price apologises for recent actions amid guilty plea for drink-driving

Katie Price's family have said the star "apologises for her recent actions" after her drink-driving arrest in September.

The mum-of-five, 43, pleaded guilty in court in September to drink-driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

She was arrested after a car crash in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, September 28.

Now, her family has issued a fresh statement to the Sunday Mirror, thanking fans for support and explaining Katie is taking responsibility for what has happened.

The family statement read: "As a family we want to thank you all for the support and well wishes that Katie has received. It has been a tough time for us all.

"Kate is deeply loved and she loves her family, we are all there for her right now – and her children, who she loves dearly, are giving her strength as a mum."

It went on: "Kate acknowledges and takes full responsibility for her recent actions; she knows they were wrong and apologises.

"Kate is continuing to receive treatment and is making positive progress."

Katie is set to release a brand new book, all about her unbreakable bond with eldest son Harvey, 19.

Speaking of the new release, Katie's family said: "Kate's love for Harvey is something that can never be questioned, and in their new book, Harvey & Me, we hope you can gain a sense of their relationship, bond and further understand a day in the life with Harvey – we thank you for your continued support."

In September, Crawley Magistrates' Court heard that Katie had told police: "I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all."

She was found to have cocaine in her system, however this was not included in her charges.

Defence solicitor Joe Harrington said the driving was a "one-off" incident.

He said Price had been at home and feeling lonely and decided to go to see a friend, and asked magistrates to defer the sentencing for several weeks.

Days after Katie's guilty plea, she entered The Priory rehabilitation centre – a condition for her sentencing being deferred until December.

She was also told that she would be banned from driving and would have to speak to the probation service to prepare a report.

Chair of the Bench Julie Hutton told Katie she was free to go to The Priory, but added: "We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified."

Katie Price: Harvey & Me, published by Mirror Books, is on sale October 26. Get £5 off (RRP £20) with offer code FA9 from mirrorbooks.co.uk.

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