Star Gina Kirschenheiter Pulled Over Days After DUI Arrest

Real Housewives of Orange County Star Gina Kirschenheiter Pulled Over Days After DUI
Gina Kirschenheiter at the Liaison Restaurant on February 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Less than a week after Gina Kirschenheiter was arrested for driving under the influence, the Real Housewives of Orange County star was pulled over for talking on the phone.Celebrity Mugshots

The 34-year-old Bravo personality was stopped by police in Orange County on Wednesday, February 6, for “driving while operating a handheld wireless telephone or electronic wireless communications device,” according to the O.C. Superior Court.

Kirschenheiter made headlines earlier this month after she was booked in the early hours of Thursday, January 31, in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Public affairs officer Jaimee Blashaw previously confirmed to Us Weekly that she “was stopped for a traffic violation in Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Parkway” and arrested for DUI at 12:20 a.m.Stars at Court

The reality star later apologized to fans and vowed to never drink and drive again.

“Bad choices have bad consequences. Mine are magnified bc I chose to share my life with you on a very public stage,” she wrote on Instagram on Monday, February 4. “Those who are a part of my real life gave me words of encouragement and love knowing the content of my character and the love in my heart. As embarrassed and hard on myself as I’ve been in these past few days, I’ve been shocked by the astonishing amount of ‘it could have happened to anyone’ and ‘we’ve all been there’ that I’ve received through friends both close to me and on social media. I could easily join in with the chorus saying ‘you’re right, it could be any of us’ but it shouldn’t be any of us. EVER ! It’s terrible that this has become a social norm. I am disappointed in myself and that I am a part of this social norm. Especially since everyone who knows me knows I’m the queen of Uber/Lyft.”

Kirschenheiter also acknowledged that she made a “conscious decision” to do something “stupid.”

“To all of you who wrote me with pain in their hearts about how drinking and driving has had a negative impact on them and their families, I hear you. Thank you,” she wrote. “I make this promise to each one of you with your messages in my heart…. I am committed to this cause and hope to effect a positive change and dialogue. You don’t have to believe me with these words, but I hope over time you will see through my actions.”Former ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Stars: Where Are They Now? 

It’s unclear if Kirschenheiter’s trouble with the law will be featured on season 14 of RHOC, but Us previously confirmed she is returning for another season.

Us Weekly has reached out to Kirschenheiter for a comment.

Dash cam video shows imbalance in judge’s field sobriety test

On January 31 just before 9:00 p.m., newly elected Franklin County Judge Monica Hawkins was pulled over. It was suspected that her driving was in some way impaired.

Hawkins told the officer she was coming from Columbus and was having trouble finding her way home.

“How ya doin?” asked Hawkins when the officer came to her window.

“What’s going on ma’am?” asked the female officer back.

“I’m trying to figure out how to get home,” answered Hawkins.

In the video you can hear the officer ask Hawkins if she had been drinking; to which she said, “No.”

The officer told dispatch she could smell the odor of alcohol in the car.

Hawkins was driving through Pickerington when she was pulled over.

A concerned driver reported her erratic driving and followed her with his hazard lights on so police could find them.

Once the officer located them, she pulled in behind Hawkins who had her car’s right turn signal on. When Hawkins failed to make the right hand turn at the intersection and nearly drove over the curb on the other side, the officer initiated the traffic stop.

Hawkins then overcorrected and drifted out of her lane into an empty left lane.

In her initial contact with Hawkins, the officer called for a medic and other officers arrived on the scene.

After several more minutes, many of the responding officers moved on to other things leaving the initial officer, a back-up officer, and Hawkins to complete a field sobriety test.

Hawkins was asked to count backward from 47 to 27, which she did without issue; but then she kept going, “14-13-12-11-20-29-twenty…” said Hawkins as the officer patiently waited for her to finish.

Next up was the horizontal gaze nystagmus test.

“I need you to follow it with your eyes, okay?” asked the officer, to which Hawkins agreed to.

Hawkins had to be reminded not to move her head and just follow the light with her eyes a couple of times.

There was the walk and turn test and the one leg stand test. The video shows Hawkins struggling to maintain her balance in these tests with officers needing to catch her on multiple occasions.

Hawkins declined to participate in a breathalyzer test, and a warrant was secured to have her blood drawn and tested instead.

She was placed under arrest and taken to jail.

She faces a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while impaired and is expected to go before a judge on February 14th.

She was back hearing cases in the Domestic Relations Division of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, yesterday.

A call to her office for comment on this story was not returned.

Village president arrested on 3rd OWI

Richard Heidel, Village President of Hobart, was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated on Friday. (Photo courtesy Brown County Sheriff’s Office)AA

BROWN COUNTY (WLUK) — Richard Heidel, Hobart’s village president, was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated on Friday.

Records show this was his third offense in Brown County.

Records show he paid his $850 cash bond Friday, and he’s no longer in jail. 

Heidel emailed FOX 11 the following statement:

I take full responsibility for my conduct and I am terribly sorry that my actions put others at risk. Fortunately, no one else was involved and no one was injured. Words of sorrow and contrition are never enough; one’s actions are what really speak. I’ve always been honest in admitting that I’m a recovering alcoholic and have been for many years with many good years of sobriety behind me. Like most diseases, sometimes the individual comes out of remission or relapses. Now I’m returning to my recovery program to help me lead a completely sober life again, a day at a time.

His first OWI happened on July 6, 1997, according to court records.

While the second happened on Nov. 8, 2005.

He was found guilty of both offenses.

Heidel has been village president of Hobart since September 2003.

Woman chugs beer during arrest after chase

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BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WFLA/WBIR) – A Tennessee woman found it hard to let go of her beer after leading police on a high-speed chase and it was all caught on video.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Department released dashcam video of Monday’s incident.

It shows Julia Myers driving away from police. At one point she crashed into a ditch and quickly sped away.

She eventually came to a stop. She and her passenger were ordered out of the car.

Myers then proceeded to chug a beer while being handcuffed.

She resisted arrest and was forced into a police car.

Officials said they began following Myers when they saw her speeding in a 45 mph zone.

She increased her speed and allegedly tried hitting two sheriff’s deputies head on.

The 22-year-old is charged with more than 10 offenses, including driving while impaired, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.

According to officials, Myers admitted to drinking and driving.

She told officers she began drinking an entire fifth of liquor at 9:45 a.m. before switching to beer.

Officer charged with DWI, leaving scene of accident, negligent use of a deadly weapon

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An Alamogordo police officer is on administrative leave after he allegedly drove his patrol car while intoxicated.

Michael Dias was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and negligent use of a deadly weapon.

Dias allegedly struck a stop sign around 8 a.m. Feb. 5, then fled from the scene on the 800 block of Cuba Avenue. 

The only damage was to the APD marked vehicle; the speed limit sign was knocked down, APD Chief Brian Peete said.

“We just have to respect him and his family in this very difficult time, and we’re focused on transparency to all parties involved,” Peete said.

Dias did not suffer injuries, and neither were any other people involved.

Dias was incarcerated into the Otero County Detention Center in lieu of bond.

An internal investigation is pending, during which Dias will remain on leave. 

There have not been any previous issues with Dias’ performance, Peete said.

“We want to make sure that we respect his due process,” Peete said.