Katie Price unable to pay £1,100 fine after being banned from driving for second time

Katie Price arriving at Crawley Magistrates’ Court Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

Katie Price has been fined £1,100 as she was banned from driving for a second time, but the former glamour model told a court she was unable to pay immediately.

She was handed the three-month disqualification and ordered to pay a total of £1,295 - including the fine and costs.

When she arrived at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, one of her bodyguards told an usher: "She needs a room."

They were directed to one nearby but the usher apologised, saying: "I'm sorry but it has full windows" - to explain that it overlooked the front of the building.

The 40-year-old was summonsed to Crawley Magistrates’ Court to answer the charges after she was spotted driving on the A24 near her West Sussex home on July 25 while a six-month driving ban was still in place.

Katie Price was flanked by security guards when she arrived at court. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

The reality star had driven back from the short stay car park at Gatwick Airport to Dial Post, a hamlet near Horsham, after travelling by train into London to take her son to a medical appointment, the court heard.

She made the discovery after being phoned by a newspaper informing her she had breached her ban which was later confirmed with police, magistrates were told.

She was banned from driving for six months in February but Paul Macaulay, defending, said Ms Price had mistakenly believed the ban had been imposed from an earlier hearing in January - which meant it would have ended in early July, before she got behind the wheel.

But she had not contacted the DVLA about reinstating her driving licence because she was "not the best" at paperwork, he told the court.

Chairman of the bench Serena Stewart told her: "Everyone who is disqualified is given the same warnings about driving.

"We find a period of disqualification is necessary now. We have kept this to the minimum.

"Our advice is not to drive until you have your licence in your hand."

Asked if she was able to pay before leaving court, the reality star said: "No I'm not."

She was ordered to settle the bill within 14 days.

Ms Price will face magistrates again next month as she stands trial after denying being almost twice the legal alcohol limit while legally in charge of a pink Range Rover.