POLICE are considering an appeal after Katie Price avoided going to prison for her drink-driving crash.

The Brighton-born celebrity was handed a suspended sentence after crashing on the B2135 near Partridge Green in September.

The 43-year-old was given a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, with 100 hours of unpaid work and 20 rehabilitation activity requirement sessions to be completed within the next year.

She was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to pay £85 costs.

The Argus: Katie Price (right) and Carl Woods at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Wednesday Katie Price (right) and Carl Woods at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Wednesday

However, Sussex Police said the force was exploring whether they can appeal her sentence.

Supt James Collis, head of Roads Policing for Sussex Police and Surrey Police, said: “The sentencing, as the judge explained, could have and should have been much worse and, in our view, Price is extremely lucky not to be spending Christmas behind bars.

“Given the circumstances and her history of motoring offences, it’s clear she did not consider the risk of her actions to the wider public or the implications for her own family.

“We are now exploring whether we can appeal this sentence.”

Price, of Dial Post, Horsham, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, without insurance and while unfit through drink after rolling her BMW at 6.20am on September 28.

Ahead of sentencing, District Judge Kelly told the former glamour model: "When you chose to get behind the wheel that night you showed no concern for others.

"You could have killed somebody.

"Your actions meant the emergency services had to use up their precious time. You knowingly and deliberately flouted a court order and not for the first time.

"You seem to think you are above the law."

The Argus: Katie Price's crash on the B2135 near Partridge Green in SeptemberKatie Price's crash on the B2135 near Partridge Green in September

She entered her pleas at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on September 29, a day after telling police: “I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all.”

At the hearing, her sentencing was adjourned on the condition she completed a stay at The Priory rehabilitation clinic.

She was also banned from driving in the interim and not to commit any further offences.

A drugs wipe also gave a positive reading for cocaine, prosecutor Debbie Jones told court.

Katie had already been banned from driving on six separate occasions before Wednesday’s sentencing.

There was no separate penalty for the charge of driving without insurance.