Katie pays Price for horseplay

When you’re driving a ridiculous pink luxury horsebox around the place, you’d better be damn sure that you’re driving carefully, otherwise you’re going to be pretty easy to spot - and doubly so if you also happen to be a famous ex-glamour model who's pretty much always on the telly or in the tabloids.

Take Katie Price for example; she’s a famous ex-glamour model who drives around in a pink luxury horsebox, but she wasn’t taking due care and attention and has been found guilty of not being in full control of her vehicle, after she was spotted by police officers on her mobile phone while veering into another lane on the A23 in Sussex. The punishment for this heinous crime was a £1,000 fine, £15 surcharge and costs of £650 at Mid Sussex Magistrates' Court in Haywards Heath. That must have been horrific for her.

‘We have considered the evidence in the offence and the relevant issue in this case is: was the driver distracted from driving with proper control by holding something in her hand?’ said Chairwoman of the bench Valerie Bender. ‘Our findings on the disputed issues are visual evidence from the DVD showing the horsebox to cross from lane one to lane two. Both officers gave evidence that they saw Miss Price holding a mobile phone in her right hand whilst driving.'

‘We found the police officers to be credible witnesses. We are satisfied that the prosecution have proved the charge of driving whilst not in a position to have proper control beyond reasonable doubt.’

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