“Real Housewives of Orange County” cast member Shannon Beador was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and hit-and-run in Newport Beach over the weekend, according to police.
Beador, 59, was arrested and booked early Sunday, a public information officer for the Newport Beach Police Department told CNN. Alcohol-related DUI and a hit-and-run with property damage are both misdemeanor charges in Beador’s case, according to police.
She was released shortly after. City News Service reported she was accused of a collision on residential property. Newport Beach Police Department Sgt. Steve Oberon said the collision occurred Saturday night at Via Oporto and Via Lido.
CNN has reached out to Beador’s attorney Michael Fell for comment.
“I spent quite a bit of time with Shannon yesterday. She is extremely apologetic and remorseful. We will be awaiting the official information on this case as it becomes available, and Shannon is prepared to accept full responsibility for her actions,” Fell told E! News in a statement Monday.
Real estate agent and friend of Beador’s, Jeff Lewis, said on his Sirius XM radio show that he spoke with Beador following the incident, according to People.
“I will tell you she’s accepting full accountability,” Lewis said, adding that Beador was also “injured” in the crash “so she’s going to be recovering.”
Beador joined the Bravo franchise in 2014.
Drinking is a major part of almost every episode of the RHOC. Beador, Tamra Judge and former housewife Vicki Gunvalson called themselves the Tres Amigas for their tequila-shot-taking hard-partying ways, especially on girls trips the show has done several times each season. Earlier this month the Tres Amigas were reunited on a Cabo girls trip and got hammered.
The Register and City News Service contributed to this story.
Source: Orange County Register