RHOC star Shannon Beador will avoid any jail time in her DUI and hit-and-run case as a judge sentenced her to 3 years probation earlier this week.
Shannon Beador learned her fate on Thursday, November 2, almost two months after her arrest for DUI and hit-and-run.
The RHOC star will not serve any jail time for her DUI. The judge also dismissed one count of hit-and-run with property damage. Instead, Shannon Beador pleaded no contest to one count of driving under the influence as well as driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more.
The 59-year-old was sentenced to 36 months of informal probation. She also agreed to pay various fines and fees, complete 40 hours of community service, and participate in a 9-month alcohol program. The Bravoleb was NOT present in court at the time of her sentencing.
TMZ reports that Orange County D.A. Todd Spitzer wanted to give Shannon Beador a harsher sentence. He tried to convince the judge to sentence the RHOC star to 30 days in jail. However, the judge ruled otherwise.
“I am grateful that no one else was injured besides me in this incident. I have learned so much from my terrible mistake that night and realize that driving any distance while impaired is too far,” Shannon told Page Six via her attorney following her sentencing.
On Friday, October 27, Shannon was officially charged with DUI and hit-and-run stemming from her September 16 arrest in Newport Beach, California. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Per law enforcement sources, Shannon Beador’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit, and she blew a .24 percent following the crash.
Shannon was arrested for DUI and a hit-and-run on Saturday, September 16, in Newport Beach, California, after she drove her car into a residential property and “clipped the house.”
Almost a month later, on Monday, October 9, The Real Housewives of Orange County star entered into an outpatient treatment. The behavioral wellness program that Shannon has enrolled in features an alcohol component.
For the most part, Shannon has remained mum following her arrest, but she recently broke her silence on social media.
The 59-year-old posted a video on Instagram where she told fans that she can’t speak about her legal woes at the moment but promises to be “open” and “honest” about her DUI when she can talk about them publicly.
“I know it’s been a while since I posted, and there’s been a lot of talk about everything that’s happened recently, but unfortunately, right now, I’m not in the position to comment, but there will be a time when I can, and I intend to be open, honest, and authentic. Right now, I’m focusing on getting healthy and getting back to myself and walking. Archie.”
RHOC will return for season 18 in 2024.