'RHOC' Star Gina Kirschenheiter Arrested for Allegedly Driving Under the Influence

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By TheBlast Staff on February 1, 2019 at 8:11 AM EST
Updated on September 20, 2023 at 11:41 AM EDT


7:00 PM PT: Gina is owning up to the arrest, saying, "I made a very bad choice the other night after a mom’s night out." She continues, "I am extremely disappointed in myself and regret my actions wholeheartedly. I have learned a valuable lesson and hope to show you all that this one incident does not define me."

“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Gina Kirschenheiter was arrested in Orange County for allegedly driving under the influence.

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Kirschenheiter was busted by the Orange County Sheriff's Department after being pulled over just after midnight for a traffic violation in Rancho Santa Margarita, an area of Orange County near where most of the "RHOC" stars live. The resulting car stop led to her arrest and she was transported to a jail in Santa Ana at 3:42 AM where she was booked and released on Friday at 12:02 PM.

She has a court appearance scheduled for later this month.

The booking information for the "RHOC" star listed her occupation as "unemployed," so it would seem she did not want police to know she was a TV personality.

As The Blast first, Kirschenheiter blew through a stop sign in Newport Beach on January 3, 2019.

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The reality star was issued a ticket by the officer and let on her way. The penalty for the traffic violation is $238 in California but it adds a point to your DMV record.

Last April, Gina Kirschenheiter filed for divorce from her husband, Matthew Kirschenheiter, following nearly eight years of marriage. She cited irreconcilable differences for the split.

In her petition, she listed the date of marriage as May 15, 2010 and the separation date as March 3, 2018. The two share three minor kids and she asked for joint legal and primary physical custody.

Gina is seeking spousal support and wants Matthew’s right to seek support terminated.

Matthew filed court docs months later demanding the court not grant his estranged wife primary custody and checked the box seeking joint custody.

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He did agree Gina should be paid spousal support but said he wants all assets he owned before the marriage, including his clothing, jewelry and personal effects to be awarded to him along with his post-separation earnings.

The divorce is ongoing.

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