Ariana Biermann’s mugshot is making its rounds on social media.
TMZ was the first to publish the former Don’t Be Tardy star’s mugshot after she and her boyfriend Hudson McLeroy were arrested at around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Ariana was charged with three misdemeanors: ” driving under the influence of alcohol, improper/erratic lane change, and underage possession/purchase of alcohol.”
She was later released on a $5,120 bond.
Days after Ariana’s arrest, her older sister, Brielle Biermann, released a statement about her sister’s arrest. In the statement, Brielle denied that Ariana was under the influence of drugs or alcohol during her involvement in a minor accident.
According to Brielle, Ariana was being honest with cops and admitted that she had smoked weed 24 hours prior. The statement noted that Ariana plans to fight the charges but has “no further desire to litigate this case in the media.”
“Ariana was involved in a minor fender bender. When police arrived on scene, the investigating officer immediately initiated an investigation for DUI of alcohol. Despite Ariana’s constant invocation that she was upset and anxious from the minor accident, the officer incorrectly concluded she was impaired. That was not the case,” the statement read.
The statement continued, “While we have no further desire to litigate this case in the media, Ariana was not impaired by any substance, including alcohol or marijuana. Since she was being cooperative and honest, she admitted to consuming marijuana the day before, meaning over 24 hours prior to her contact with law enforcement. In addition, the arresting officer, as evidenced by his own police report, charged Ariana with impairment by alcohol. She wholly denies these allegations and intends to fight these charges because she is not guilty of them. Thus, we appreciate the general public allowing this case to be tried on its merits, and not rhetoric or incorrect conclusions.”
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