London: Former glamour model Katie Price has been handed a six month driving ban after she was spotted speeding at 83mph in her Land Rover.
Price, formerly known as Jordan, was fined 1,000 pounds and given three penalty points after she admitted breaking a 70mph limit on the A23 in Pyecombe, West Sussex, on December 10 last year.
This took her over the 12-point limit and brought an automatic six-month driving ban, which will leave her family life in chaos.
Crawley Magistrates`` Court, Deputy District Judge Ken Goldspring read her the penalty.
“That makes her a ‘totter’. She’s received 12 or more points and so as of today she is banned from driving for six months,” the Daily Mail quoted the judge as saying.
It means the mother-of-three, who lives in Woldingham, Surrey, will not be allowed to drive her children Harvey, eight, Junior, five, and Princess, three, to school.
Defending 32-year-old Katie, lawyer Robin Sellers said she had been trying to escape paparazzi photographers when she was caught on a mobile speed camera in a police car.
However, Judge Goldspring said that she has a history of over speeding and “The paparazzi weren’t prosecuted for speeding. That’s the real story.”
A statement produced by Sellers on behalf of Price read, “Katie accepts that whilst attempting to distance herself from paparazzi who were pursuing her (and about whose actions she had just notified the police) she was guilty of speeding.