Tamra Judge “Shook” After Shannon Beador’s DUI Arrest and Hit-and-Run Accident
Tamra Judge, a cast member of Real Housewives of Orange County, expressed her shock and concern following her friend and co-star Shannon Beador’s recent hit-and-run accident and DUI arrest. In the Monday, September 18, episode of their podcast “Two Ts In A Pod,” Judge revealed that she received numerous text messages from her fellow cast members regarding the incident, but she wasn’t sure if it was true.
In their Tres Amigas conference call with Vicki Gunvalson on Sunday, September 17, Judge spoke to Beador, who seemed unusually quiet. However, Beador did not mention the accident during their conversation. Judge expressed her confusion and worry, stating that all she knows about the incident is what she has seen in the press.
According to the Newport Beach PD, Beador was arrested on Saturday, September 16, after hitting a residential home with her car while being under the influence. She then parked her vehicle in the middle of the street and pretended to walk her dog to give the impression that she was walking the dog the entire time.
The police confirmed that Beador’s car was seized for investigation purposes, and she was cited and released. Judge mentioned that Beador only revealed that she was going through a rough couple of days but did not provide further details or explain why she had her dog, Archie, with her at the time.
Judge shared her support for Beador on her Twitter account, posting a photo of the two of them, along with Gunvalson, embracing each other. Judge expressed her concern, stating that this incident will have a significant impact on Beador’s life.
Judge and Mellencamp, her podcast co-host, expressed their relief that no one was injured in the accident. They emphasized the importance of not drinking and driving, regardless of the number of drinks consumed. They highlighted how this situation could have ended tragically, emphasizing the potentially severe consequences of such actions.
Prior to her arrest, Beador had been going through a roller-coaster of emotions due to various personal issues. She recently experienced her children leaving for college and went through a breakup with her ex-boyfriend John Janssen earlier this year.
Days before the incident, Beador denied her co-star Gina Kirschenheiter’s claim that she had a drinking problem. During an exclusive interview with Us magazine, Beador dismissed the accusation, stating that others on the show had been drinking heavily throughout the season, and Kirschenheiter’s claims were inaccurate.
Shannon Beador’s attorney, Michael Fell, expressed her remorse and apologized for the accident. Fell confirmed that Beador is prepared to accept full responsibility for her actions and will await the official information as the case progresses.
Jeff Lewis, a close friend of Beador, shared on his show “Jeff Lewis Live” that Beador would be entering counseling to address her personal struggles. He expressed his belief that Beador is not an alcoholic but may have been relying on alcohol as a coping mechanism.
In conclusion, the recent hit-and-run accident and DUI arrest of Shannon Beador have left Tamra Judge and other cast members of Real Housewives of Orange County in shock. Beador’s actions highlight the importance of not drinking and driving, and the potential consequences of doing so. As the investigation proceeds, Beador and her loved ones will face the challenges and repercussions of this life-changing event.