By Jacob Walker
06:49 AM, 10 Nov 2019 , dailymail
Entertainment

Katie Price jokes about her driving ban as son Harvey rides in a bumper car



Last month, she was banned from driving for two years following a car crash in her pink Range Rover last year. 

And on Saturday, Katie, 41, made fun of her situation as she took to Instagram to share a snap of son Harvey, 17, driving a bumper car, after news emerged that she is appealing her two-year driving ban in court. 

The former glamour model is seeking a reduction on the length of time she needs to serve on the ban.

Katie Price jokes about her driving ban as son Harvey rides in a bumper car

Poking fun: On Saturday, Katie, 41, made fun of her two-year driving ban after news emerged that she is appealing her two-year driving ban in court

Alongside a snap of Harvey having fun in dodgem at a fun-fair, Katie wrote: 'Harvey absolutely loving his first time behind the wheel..'

Before joking: 'At least someone can get behind the wheel,' followed by a heart and laughing emoji. 

Last month, Katie Price branded her two-year driving ban 'b*******' and 'obscene', just days after she was charged with withholding the name of the driver following a collision which involved her Range Rover last November.

In a video posted to her YouTube account, the former glamour model hit out at police as she claimed officers 'pull me over to be nosey' following her fourth ban.

Making light of her situation: Katie took to Instagram to share a snap of son Harvey, 17, driving a bumper car and joked: 'At least someone can get behind the wheel'

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[i]Making an appeal: The TV personality - who pleaded guilty at a hearing in August - insisted her recent conviction is down to 'paperwork' and revealed she's preparing to appeal the charge

The TV personality - who pleaded guilty at a hearing in August - insisted her recent conviction is down to 'paperwork' and revealed she's preparing to appeal against the charge.

Providing her social media subscribers with some background about her ban, mother-of-five Katie began her clip: 'I’ve been banned now four times from driving, but it’s actually not me driving but paperwork.

'I was in court yesterday and the lawyers said to the court that I would not be there as I’d be out the country. We proved we’d be out the country, but the judge wasn’t interested in adjourning it.' 

The I'm A Celeb star - who failed to turn up to court because she was abroad -reasoned her ability to drive is vital due to her location, her 17-year-old son Harvey's needs and her terminally ill mother Amy. 

Track record: The media personality's recent charge is the sixth time she has been banned from the roads

Hitting out: Katie Price branded her two-year driving ban 'b*******', days after she was charged

'I need to drive and I am going to appeal', she said. 'I live in the middle of nowhere, I have a son with disabilities that might need to be rushed to hospital at certain times. 

'My mum is terminally ill and I need to visit my mum. If they're banning me for two years how do I know my mum is going to be here in two years' time? I need to be able to get to my mum.

'It's obscene that the courts won't listen just because they banned me before three times, which was also unfair', the Brighton native elaborated.

Katie went on to claim court letters had been sent to houses in her area as they share the same postcode.

The 2015 CBB winner shared: 'My post gets moved here, there and everywhere, so at the moment I don’t get all my posts, but I am going to appeal my driving ban.    

Woes: The ex-glamour model was charged with withholding the name of the driver after a collision which involved her Range Rover last November (pictured in her Jeep last year) 

'I don't deserve this': In a video posted to her YouTube account last month, the TV star hit out at police as she claimed officers 'pull me over to be nosey' following her fourth ban

'Some people write to me but I don't even get it on time. It's got my name and my postcode - but the wrong house.

'It’s obscene, being banned for two years. Two years is a long time and I don’t deserve it, it’s a load of b*******. Everyone says my pink Range Rover is gone but I still have it, I just don’t drive it.

'Well, I can’t now because people like the police do pull me over and I’m like "what have I done", and their attitude is ‘’what’s with the attitude’’ and I’m like "why have you pulled me over?"  

'They just want to be nosey, they know it’s me, who else has a pink car in the area?', she added. 

'I have a son with disabilities': She reasoned her ability to drive is vital due to her location, her son Harvey's needs (pictured in October with kids Princess, 12, Jett, six, and Bunny, five)

'I need to visit my mum': The I'm A Celeb star also insisted she uses her car to travel to her terminally ill mother Amy (pictured in April)

Katie did not attend the sentencing hearing on October 10 at Bexley Magistrates Court, claiming she was only due to return to London Gatwick Airport in the morning.  


This is the sixth time Katie has been banned from the roads. Last month, she revealed she was selling her garish £75,000 pink Range Rover and Fiat Ducato horsebox 'because they get her into trouble'. 

Her lawyers wrote to the court to try and adjourn the hearing because she was out of the country.

But District Judge Robert Hunter refused any further delays, telling Bexley Magistrates' Court: 'This hearing has already been adjourned once. This date was agreed by both sides. I am not inclined to further adjourn this matter.'  

Bold: 'They just want to be nosey, they know it’s me, who else has a pink car in the area?', the brunette furiously said

The court heard Price already had six points on her licence for previous offences, and she was slapped with a further six for her latest offence - leading her to be banned.

The judge gave her a £440 fine, a £44 surcharge and ordered her to pay £100 in costs. 

Katie claimed at the hearing in August that she had been working to get her life back on track, and blamed the incident on her mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder.

She repeatedly denied she had been driving and claimed the driver was her on-off boyfriend Kris Boyson's friend. The media personality has been banned from driving a number of times in the past.

Some of her previous convictions - including a disqualification from January 2018, driving while disqualified last July, and six points for an offence she was convicted of in January this year, were read to the court.

In 2012, she was disqualified for a year after failing to respond to two speeding tickets. Last February, Katie was banned for six months after failing to tell police who was driving when her car was caught breaking a 50mph speed limit near her home.

She was banned because she already had six points on her licence and was handed a further six by a court.

The Eurovision star was also banned for three months in January after being caught driving while disqualified and without insurance last summer.

No-show: Katie did not attend the hearing on October 10 at Bexley Magistrates Court, claiming she was only due to return to Gatwick Airport in the morning (pictured in February)

And in February earlier this year, she was banned for three months for being almost twice the legal limit while in charge of her pink Range Rover last October.

She was found slumped in the back of the 4x4 after police saw it hit a grass verge minutes before in Shooter's Hill, Greenwich, South East London.  

The former Loose Women panellist recently refuted claims that she will be forced to give up her home as she is due back in court over bankruptcy repayments. 

She avoided bankruptcy last December after reaching an agreement over a £22,000 tax bill.



Katie Price's driving history

 October 3, 2003

Escaped a speeding charge on a technicality after cops failed to arrest her within 12 weeks. Her Range Rover was allegedly clocked at 70mph in a 40mph zone.

June 5, 2008

Given three penalty points, fined £200 and ordered to pay £80 costs at Feltham magistrates' court for talking on her mobile phone while driving on April 18 that year.

January 7, 2009

Let off on a legal technicality by Brighton magistrates after allegedly breaking a 30mph limit and not providing the identity of the driver to police.

July 7, 2010

Convicted in her absence by Crawley magistrates after cameras caught her speeding at 99 mph on September 16, 2009.

Her lawyer argued she was only speeding because she was being hounded by the paparazzi, but police said there were no other speeding vehicles around.

She was fined £250, ordered to pay £500 prosecution costs and given four points on her licence.

September 28, 2010

Convicted at Mid-Sussex Magistrates' Court for failing to be in proper control of her 7.5-ton lurid pink horsebox after veering into another lane in Sussex on February 19.

She was fined £1,000, ordered to pay £650 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge and given three points on her licence, taking her tally to ten.

December 1, 2010

Banned from driving ban for six months after she was caught on speed camera travelling at 83mph in a 70mph zone on the A23 in Pyecombe, West Sussex on 10 December 2009.

Katie, who did not attend the hearing, pleaded guilty to the charge.

In her absence, she was fined £1,000 and given three penalty points on her license (taking her total at that time to 13 points).

This took her over the 12-point limit and brought an automatic six-month driving ban and so she was disqualified from driving for six months.

August 31, 2012

Barred from driving on the roads for 12 months, after failing to respond to two speeding tickets.

She had been caught speeding in London on September 5 and September 6 2011.

The glamour model argued that all of her post was dealt with by her mother and she had never seen the prosecution warnings.

Katie, who already had six points on her licence at the time, was given six more and banned for 12 months. She was also fined £400.

February 16, 2018

Banned from driving for six months after doing 60mph on the 50mph A24. She already had points on her license.

Following the incident in Dial Post, West Sussex in 2017, Katie failed to tell police when the speeding ticket arrived and was charged with failing to provide details about the person driving.

She failed to show up at magistrates' court and was given a six-month ban and a £750 fine.

July 28, 2018

In July she was was questioned by police after photographs emerged of her getting behind the wheel of her car while still banned from the road.

Pictures revealed Katie driving her grey Ford Fiesta home from Gatwick with her youngest kids Jett, aged four, and Bunny, aged three.

She handed herself into police and took to Instagram to insist that she thought the ban was over - but as soon as she realised it wasn't, confessed her wrongdoing to authorities to avoid a 'guilty conscience.'

The former glamour model said at the time: 'After driving to Harvey's Hospital appointment I have NOW found out that I don't get my licence back until 8th August.'

September 26, 2018

Crashed her £63,000 Ranger Rover on September 26, while allegedly on her mobile phone. The crash was reported to the police.

Marketing executive Katie Pugh, 23, told MailOnline that the troubled star rear-ended her Mercedes as they were stuck in traffic on the A3 in Roehampton, Surrey.

Pugh said she looked up into her rear-view mirror and noticed Katie appearing to be looking at her phone moments before the collision at around 5.30PM on September 26.

October 10, 2018

Arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in the earlier hours of the morning on October 10, after being found by police in her garish pink Range Rover in Woolwich, East London.

Katie had allegedly been partying with ex-boyfriend Kris Boyson helping him celebrate his 30th birthday when her car ended up hitting a parked car.

She took a roadside breath test and was taken to Plumstead Police station where she was released after a night in the cells.

Katie was then photographed driving her car without wearing her seatbelt, just 36 hours after her drink driving arrest - an infraction that carries a £100 fine.

December 2018

Charged by postal requisition over her drink-driving charge and was due to appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Monday, 7 January.

January 2019 

Caught driving while disqualified, without third party insurance - ordered to pay £1,000 and banned for a further three months.

February 2019

Convicted of being drunk (more than twice legal limit) in charge of her vehicle and banned from driving for three months.

Claimed a mystery man had been driving.

October 2019

Price is banned from the roads after withholding the name of the driver. 

Given a £440 fine, a £44 surcharge and ordered to pay £100 in costs.

 


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