Katie Price forced to hand over her phone for seven days – and can't call Carl Woods from rehab

KATIE Price has been forced to hand over her phone for seven days after checking into rehab.

The 43-year-old star won't be able to call her fiance Carl Woods who is standing by her following her horror drink-drive crash.

She was warned she could spend Christmas in jail if she's handed a custodial sentence at her court date.

Katie -who tested positive for cocaine and alcohol – also pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without third party insurance.

A court yesterday ordered her to undertake treatment at The Priory and will find out if she is being sentenced to prison time in December.

All patients admitted to The Priory for substance addiction treatment programmes must give phones to staff for the first seven days.

Handsets are returned after a week but can only be accessed in the evenings and laptops, iPads, PCs and computer games are banned altogether.

A source revealed at the £2,000-a-week that her treatment could last up to a month.

They told The Sun: “The handing over the phone rule might seem harsh at first especially when it might be deemed important for a patient to keep in touch with loved ones and family.

“But patients first need to develop a sense of what the doctors call self-acceptance and integrate a positive adult identity in order to achieve a true sense of wellbeing.

“This cannot be done through a computer, internet or mobile phone connection alone so that’s why they have a digital detox.

“It helps take a break from the everyday stress, clutter and anxiety as well as pressure that could arise from constant and continued use of digital and internet devices.

“The treatment she is undergoing is very complex and plans can last as long as 28 days, depending on progress.”

A court heard the former glamour model, 43, flipped her car and then told police at the scene on Tuesday: "I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all."

At Crawley magistrates court, chairwoman of the bench Julie Hutton warned her: "We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified."

Police shared an image from the scene at Partridge Green, West Sussex, which showed a car flipped on its side. Price, who lives nearby, was taken to hospital.

Defence solicitor Joe Harrington said the driving had been a one-off for Price, who is "in the process of bankruptcy proceedings" and may lose her house.

He said: "As I understand it she had been drinking, she was lonely and she decided to go and see a friend who lived a relatively short distance away."

After the hearing, Price was ushered out of the back of the court with a blanket over her head and was driven away in a blue Fiat.

Sentencing was delayed until December 15 on the condition she has treatment at the Priory and does not drive.

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