‘Real Housewife’ Shannon Beador Arrested After Hit-and-Run, Police Say

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Shannon Beador was arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run over the weekend, police said.

Beador, 59, was arrested and charged shortly after 1 a.m. PT Sunday, according to Newport Beach police. She was released shortly after.

A Police Department spokesperson said he could not comment on any facts of the case or whether there were any injuries, and said the arrest report was not available.

Beador’s attorney, Michael Fell, said in a statement Monday: “I spent quite a bit of time with Shannon yesterday. She is extremely sorry and remorseful. We will await official information on this matter as soon as possible. they will be available, and Shannon is prepared to accept full responsibility for his actions.”

A representative for Bravo could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

Bravo is owned by NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News.

In California, misdemeanors are punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.

The incident is reminiscent of a recent storyline featured on “Real Housewives of Orange County,” in which Beador and fellow student Gina Kirschenheiter argued over Beador’s claim that she had stopped Kirschenheiter’s children from being sent to the child protective services following Kirschenheiter’s 2019 arrest for drunk driving.

Beador denied making the claim, but a flashback aired during the episode showed the conversation in which she said it.


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