Ulrika Jonsson has slammed Katie Price following her drink-driving charge, suggesting that her sentence was too lenient after her ‘damaging, erratic and delinquent’ behaviour.
After pleading guilty, Katie was handed a sentence of 16 weeks suspended for 12 months, 100 hours of unpaid work, 20 sessions of rehabilitation work with probation, and a two-year driving ban.
She will also pay £213 in costs. The court was told that she already owes the court £7,358.
Ulrika was left fuming as she wrote: ‘There I was thinking that as a repeat offender, Katie Price would finally pay the Price of her damaging, erratic and delinquent ways. But she’s been spared a jail sentence.’
The star went on to say that, while she’s had empathy and even admiration for Katie in the past, her ‘apparent lack of responsibility’ has left her ‘cold’.
She added in a column for The Sun that many others would not have received such a light sentence for the same crime, and hit out at Katie for ‘swanning off’ to Las Vegas following her stay in The Priory.
‘Some people might even have considered staying around to embrace and reassure your children after such a shockingly turbulent time, but maybe that’s just a quaint and old-fashioned notion,’ she remarked.
Ulrika added that being the mother of a disabled child, as she and Katie both are, does not excuse behaviour like hers.
The My Crazy Life star avoided prison with a judge instead handing down a 16-week suspended sentence.
She was arrested for drink-driving while disqualified and without insurance following a crash near her home in Sussex. The mother-of-five admitted drink-driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance, with her sentencing being deferred following a stay in The Priory.
The court’s decision to not jail Katie has also sparked outrage with those affected by drink-driving incidents calling for a harsher sentence.
Following her sentencing, the 43-year-old shared a statement reading: ‘I would like to thank my family my children, my mum, dad, sister, brother, my partner Carl, Leigh, and my friends who have supported me throughout these past few months.
‘It’s been a really difficult time and I’m incredibly sorry for my actions – I’m sincerely grateful nobody was hurt – I realise the damage my actions could have caused not only to another family, but to my own as well.’
She added: ‘I’m now spending time getting better – mental health is a [hidden] illness and can strike at any time.
‘The triggers that cause my anxiety and behaviour are something I’m trying to understand, come to terms with, and learn to control moving forward.
‘This will be a long process for myself and something I’ll continue to work on for the rest of my life.
‘It’s also something I can work on with my family so we can progress on a new chapter together.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Katie Price for comment.
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