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Shannon Beador was arrested for a DUI and a hit-and-run on September 16, according to a report from TMZ. The publication claimed that the Real Housewives of Orange County star, 59, drove her car into a residential property in Newport Beach, California and “clipped” the house, per law enforcement sources. Shannon then reportedly drove back on the road and parked her vehicle in the middle of the street, before getting out with her dog. When the authorities arrived at the scene, Shannon “tried to act like she was taking a walk,” the sources told TMZ, but the police knew she was at fault because she “appeared wasted.”
Shannon was taken in custody and booked for two misdemeanors, a DUI and a hit-and-run, according to TMZ. She was reportedly cited and released without bond. Her car was also seized by the police for the investigation into the incident. Shannon has not addressed the incident on social media yet.
Shannon’s drinking has become a hot topic the past several seasons of RHOC. Tamra Judge accused Shannon of being an “alcoholic” when they were feuding at the beginning of season 17, which is still airing. Tamra also said that Shannon was relying on alcohol to get through her now-ex John Jannsen. But according to Tamra, Shannon denied she was an alcoholic by saying the “multiple phone calls” and “drunken stupidness that she’s done” was “only when her and David [Beador] were going through a divorce”.