Shannon Beador Given Special Treatment by Police Following DUI and Hit-and-Run Arrest
Police have blocked the release of Shannon Beador’s mugshot following the Real Housewives of Orange County star’s Saturday night arrest.
Radar Online reports that the Bravo star’s image will not be released to the public amid reports that she crashed into a Newport Beach home while driving drunk.
The inebriated reality star fled the scene of the wreck but was chased down by police after she bizarrely parked her car in the middle of the street to casually walk her beloved dog, Archie.
The Newport Beach Police Department shut down a Freedom of Information Act request for Shannon’s mugshot along with any footage of the arrest, categorizing the visual details as “investigatory privilege.”
“The request for any police reports, 911 calls, photos including booking photo, video including body worn camera and dash camera footage must be denied,” a form letter by the Newport Beach police stated, per the report.
Police released a basic report that confirmed that Shannon was arrested in front of 500 Clubhouse Ave. and charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and DUI alcohol. The Bravo star, who allegedly broke her arm in the crash, was later released from the Newport Beach jail on a $2,500 bond.
TMZ shared video footage that showed Shannon’s car zipping around a tight corner before jumping a curb and slamming into a cement planter on the front side of the home. Images of pieces of the vehicle mixed with chunks of concrete and an uprooted bush.
Police spokesperson, Sgt. Steve Oberon, told the outlet that Archie likely escaped without injury.
“If there was a dog and the dog was injured, we would’ve gotten help for it and animal control would have been called. So, I imagine the dog is fine,” he said.
Oberon confirmed that an investigation into the wreck “is still open and on-going.”
Shannon’s lawyer, Michael Fell, apologized for his client in a released statement.
“I spent quite a bit of time with Shannon yesterday,” Fell told TMZ. “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.”
The Bravo series is currently not in production, so cameras did not capture the wild hit-and-run incident.
Fans know that Shannon was taken by surprise earlier this year when she was dumped by longtime boyfriend, John Janssen.
The realty star reacted after co-star, Gina Kirschenheiter, implied that she had a drinking problem in a recent interview with Us Weekly.
Shannon dismissed “inaccurate” claims regarding her drinking habits during a subsequent joint interview with Vicki Gunvalson.
“Let’s look at other people on the show this season who’ve been drinking a lot,” Shannon told Us Weekly.
Vicki added — “The show, I hate to say it, does promote having fun and some alcohol. And we can control what we put in our body. … It’s just when you film seven hours in a day and one [hour] of it or a half hour of it is whooping it up on a high level, that’s what they’re going to show because that’s fun.”
Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.