Katie Price Gets One Year Driving Ban
Reality TV star failed to provide driver details after speeding offences...
Katie Price has been banned from driving for a year after being found guilty of two counts of failing to provide details of a driver's identity to the authorities.
The reality TV star's Range Rover was photographed speeding twice last year, on 5 and 6 September - and was sent notices regarding the offences.
But she claimed at Bromley Magistrates Court that she only became aware of them in April or May this year when she was sent a court summons for failing to answer them.
The 34-year-old explained that her post is opened by her mother, and that the original notices must have been lost in the confusion of a house move.
She pointed the finger at her boyfriend Leandro Penna over the speeding incidents.
The Sun reported her as saying: "We checked it out and we saw it was the white Range Rover and I said, 'Oh well, it definitely wasn't me, because I have got the pink one and I always drive my pink Range Rover'.
"I have got three other cars that I don't really drive, they're just on the driveway. There's other people insured on them if they want to drive them.
"I know on the Monday that Leo, my other half, took his family, because they were visiting from Argentina, to London and got back late because his sister's boyfriend got mugged in the pub, and on the Tuesday morning it was the kids' first day at school.
"I know it was Leo, he was the only one who drove that car, he didn't have another car to drive."
And, acknowledging that she was about to lose her licence, she added: "Because I got my pink car that year, I am obsessed with driving my pink car.
"Well, I might not be after today."
She was given six penalty points - and because she already had six points on her licence she was banned from being on the road for 12 months.
She will also have to pay a £400 fine with £350 costs and a victim surcharge of £15.
Her ban has been suspended for the time being, pending an appeal.