KATIE Price and Carl Woods are rushing to get married in the next MONTH – before her court date for drink-driving.
The reality star – who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol while banned in September – and her car trader boyfriend are keen to tie the knot before she’s sentenced on 15 December.
A source tells The Sun: “She’s in a huge rush to get married before the court date – she was planning for a winter wedding anyway, but she’s determined to tie the knot as soon as possible.
“She’s told Carl she wants to be Mrs Woods as soon as possible so it’s full steam ahead on the wedding plans.”
A spokesperson for Katie told us: "We can't confirm or deny but all parties involved would be supportive of Katie and Carl's choice."
Katie faces spending Christmas in jail if the judge decides to hand down a custodial sentence.
Driving while above the legal limit or unfit through drink has a maximum penalty of six months in prison, or an unlimited fine.
Driving while disqualified comes with the same penalty.
Katie could also be banned from driving for driving while uninsured, or have a three-year ban for racking up two offences in a decade.
She was charged with driving while unfit to drive through drink, driving while disqualified and driving while banned – all of which she admitted in court.
The judge told her she must undertake treatment at The Priory and must not commit any further offences until her next court appearance. She was also slapped with another driving ban.
Katie went straight from court to The Priory rehab centre to seek treatment – which The Sun revealed that she officially finished this week. She has since returned to work.
In court, solicitor Joe Harrington said: "She has had a lot of personal problems recently.
"Currently she is in the process of bankruptcy proceedings, so her house may be repossessed.
She’s told Carl she wants to be Mrs Woods as soon as possible so it’s full steam ahead on the wedding plans.
"So, quite a lot going on in this lady's life, a really difficult period.
"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 and that is when the incident happened."
Chair of the bench Julie Hutton agreed to defer sentencing to December 15, on the basis that Price works with probation and attends rehab, warning her: "We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified.
"On that basis, Ms Price, you are free to go and good luck at the Priory."
Back in May, Katie told Good Morning Britain she wanted to marry Carl “before the end of the year” so her terminally ill mum Amy could see her walk up the aisle.
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