Katie Price's sister lashes out at fan who says she should be 'embarrassed' after star swerves jail time

KATIE Price's sister has hit back at fans who insisted she should be "embarrassed" after the star avoided jail time yesterday.

The former glamour model's sister Sophie has lashed out to defend the star who was spared prison after a drink-driving offence.

Sophie spoke up for her big sister, 43, after a fan questioned if she was "embarrassed".

Katie narrowly avoided prison for flipping her car in a drink-drive crash – as a judge slammed her for believing she is "above the law".

Following her appearance at Crawley Magistrates' Court, Katie took to Instagram to share a throwback photo of her son Junior Andre when he was a youngster posing beside a horse. 

She captioned the snap: "My beautiful boy Junior @officialjunior_andre."

Her sister Sophie posted a few blue heart emojis in the comment section in support of the star after the.

But it prompted Katie's followers to hit back and argue with her after being left shocked by Katie's sentencing.

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One angry follower asked her: "Arent you embarrassed sometimes?"

Sophie asked what she would be embarrassed about, with another follower answering the question for her with: "Her being your sister for one."

Sophie defended her sister as she lashed out in her response, writing: "No, actually, I'm not embarrassed!"

"I have a sibling who's taken responsibility for her actions…rightly so, and has been extremely honest and open about her mental health."

The Instagram debate came after the judge told Katie she was lucky to be free over Christmas as she avoided prison for drink-driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

Katie was already banned from driving when she got behind the wheel after taking cocaine and downing vodka and lemonades.

The reality star said she was driving to see a pal because she was "lonely" when she overturned her BMW in Horsham, West Sussex, in September.

The mother-of-five faced jail time when she pleaded guilty to the drink driving count, as well as driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.

But she was let off with a suspended 16-week prison sentence, 100 hours community service, two-year driving ban and 20 rehab sessions.

She must also pay £213 in costs on top of the £7,358 she already owes the court.

District Judge Amanda Kelly handed out Katie's sentence on Wednesday, seeing her swerve jail for her drink-drive smash.

The judge explained Katie would avoid jail because at an earlier hearing, the star was told that sentencing would be deferred on the understanding that she attended rehab facility The Priory for treatment and didn't commit any further offences.

Sentencing, District Judge Amanda Kelly said: "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 judge also said Price had "one of the worst driving records I have ever seen".

She added: “The public may well be appalled to know I am not able to send you to prison today… you deserve to spend Christmas behind bars.”

The mum-of-five jetted to Las Vegas with fiance Carl, 32, shortly after leaving the treatment centre.

In the last ten years she has been banned from driving a total of six times.

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