Katie Price’s beau Carl Woods risked facing two separate £1,000 fines on Friday, when he was seen driving an untaxed Range Rover with incorrect number plates.
The 42-year-old glamour model, who broke both of her ankles in July, was spotted in the passenger seat of the black vehicle as her partner, 31, got behind the wheel.
And their otherwise ordinary day out could land them with hefty penalties, as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency takes a tough stance on the infractions.
Plates: Katie Price’s beau Carl Woods risked facing two separate £1,000 fines on Friday, when he was seen driving an untaxed Range Rover with incorrect number plates
Joined by friends, who shared the backseat, Katie and Carl had a pair of magazines scattered across the dashboard of their car, but no tax disc was seen on display.
In addition to the lack of road tax, a search of the sports utility vehicle’s personalised number plates on the DVLA’s site shows that it isn’t registered to any driver.
To make matters worse, Carl took to Instagram two years ago to share a shot of his white BMW bearing the same number plates.
BMW: The personalised plates were seen on a BMW from one of Carl’s Instagram posts in 2018
Passenger: The 42-year-old glamour model, who broke both of her ankles in July, was spotted in the passenger seat of the black vehicle as her partner, 31, got behind the wheel
Not registered: A search of the sports utility vehicle’s personalised number plates on the DVLA’s site shows that it isn’t registered to any driver
Recovery: Carl has been shutting Katie around as she recovers from breaking both her ankles
A snack on the go: Carl, 31, munched on a sandwich as he drove Katie and their friends around
Unofficial plates that don’t represent DVLA numbers are unequivocally illegal, as there’s no way for authorities to track details of the owners.
Last year, Auto Express published a report on the rise of fake plates being sold online, with police tickets for obscured or questionable plates hitting 9,170 in 2018.
The DVLA told the publication that UK-based number plate suppliers ‘must be registered with DVLA and must conduct checks before supplying number plates’.
Continued the statement: ‘It is an offence to not request the required documentation from the customer [or] keep a record of the transaction, or to supply a non-compliant number plate.’
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Katie Price for comment.
Katie endured separate car woes in August, when her bright pink Barbie car was reportedly returned to her Sussex home by her ex-boyfriend Kris Boyson, after allegedly sitting on his driveway for a year.
Law On Number Plates
Number plates (also known as licence plates) must show your registration number correctly. You cannot rearrange letters or numbers, or alter them so that they’re hard to read.
You could be fined up to £1,000 and your vehicle will fail its MOT test if you drive with incorrectly displayed number plates.
The TV personality, who is bankrupt and banned from driving, was reportedly urged by Kris’ dad to take the rusting Suzuki Vitara back, after she was said to be reluctant to take on the £5,000 worth of required repairs.
A source told The Sun at the time: ‘Kris’ dad — who has been looking after it — told her, “What’s going on? Are you going to sort it or what?” It’s just been lying there for a year gathering dust. He got so fed up he told her, “Sort it yourself”.’
According to publication, Kris’ dad also directed some of his reported exasperation at his son, telling him: ‘We need to get rid of this monstrosity.’
The Sun reports that with vehicle, which has ‘Barbie’ written down the side with a series of love hearts, needs a long list of repairs, including new wheel arches, tyres, and a roof to replace the current collapsed one.
MailOnline contacted a representative for Katie Price for comment at the time.
Katie, who split from Kris, 31, last October, is said to have taken £10,000 off the asking price for her pink Range Rover, which she was driving at the time of her drink-driving arrest last year. She was subsequently banned from the road for two years.
Over the summer, the TV personality underwent a gruelling six-hour operation to repair her broken feet, following a freak accident during her recent trip to Turkey.
She was seen sobbed in agony following the procedure as she sat outside London’s Chelsea & Westminster hospital while waiting to go home.
The mother-of-five has since reportedly been told that she faces another six months of recovery before she can expect to walk again.
In July, Katie broke her ankles in a freak accident on holiday in Turkey with Carl and children Princess, 13, and Junior, 15.
Following her operations in August, Katie took to Instagram to pen a lengthy caption to update fans on her condition, and admitted there were ‘more procedures needed than they thought’.
Ex: Katie Price’s bright pink Barbie car has reportedly been returned to her Sussex home by her ex-boyfriend Kris Boyson, after allegedly sitting on his driveway for a year. Pictured in 2018
Urged: The 42-year-old former glamour model, who is bankrupt and banned from driving, was reportedly urged by Kris’ dad to take the rusting Suzuki Vitara back
Katie wrote: ‘Wanted to update everyone who has been sending all the beautiful messages to me ❤️.
‘So I’ve had my 6 hour op Unfortunately more Procedures was needed when they entered my feet than thought , but I’m lucky I have the chance to one day get on my feet again.
‘Chelsea Westminster hospital nurses doctors have been amazing and the surgeons totally have my up most RESPECT and absolutely FANTASTIC very professional and have been very honest and straight with me to make me actually sink in my head the seriousness of my injuries MASSIVE THANKYOU …
‘And massive Thankyou to @carljwoodsfor constantly fitting me around his work and being by my side , loving knowing I’ve found the man that has surprisingly ticked every box I could only dream of a man to be like and knowing I’m spending the rest of my life with him.’
Holidaying: Katie recently explained she broke her ankles and feet during a ‘silly accident’ while on holiday with her beau Carl Woods, 31, and her kids Princess, 13, and Junior, 15
Sad: Katie revealed earlier this month she had received some ‘devastating news’, amid claims that she won’t be able to walk for six months