Shannon Beador has broken her silence a month to the day after she was arrested for DUI alcohol and hit-and-run in Newport Beach, California Tuesday.
The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, 59, was seen walking down a residential street with her dog Archie in a clip she posted to her Instagram account, on which she has more than 1.3 million followers.
‘I know it’s been a white since I posted, and there’s been a lot of talk about everything that’s happened recently,’ the Bravo star said of the September 17 incident, in which she drunkenly crashed her car into a home and was arrested for DUI alcohol and hit-and-run.
She continued, ‘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.’
Beador said that ‘right now, [she’s] focusing on getting healthy, getting back to myself and walking Archie.’
The latest: Shannon Beador, 59, broke her silence Tuesday, a month to the day after she was arrested for DUI alcohol and hit-and-run in Newport Beach, California
In the clip, Beador was clad in a denim button-up shirt over a black top, with a pair of black Chanel sunglasses resting on her forehead.
Beador is in the early steps of moving forward amid the fallout of her DUI crash in Newport Beach last month, in which authorities said she hit a house, parked in the middle of a street and pretended she was walking her dog Archie.
Beador was left with physical injuries in the wake of the crash, as she was pictured earlier this month with signs of bruising on the left side of her face and a fiberglass cast on her left arm.
Beador has been enrolled in an ‘outpatient behavioral wellness program with an alcohol component,’ insiders close to Beador told TMZ on October 9.
Beador last month said she will pay for the damage she caused in the incident, which occurred after she was seen at a Newport Beach, California establishment called A Restaurant.
Beador’s attorney Michael Fell has touched base with the owner of the Newport Beach property the reality star damaged while drinking and driving, insiders told TMZ last month.
Beador is looking to ‘help make things right’ in compensating the property owner for the damage caused, the source said, and has said she will pay for any necessary repairs stemming from the incident.
Beador will continue performing with her RHOC colleagues Tamra Judge, 56, and Vicki Gunvalson, 61, in their Tres Amigas comedy shows, which involve alcohol.
The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, 59, was seen walking down a residential street with her dog Archie in a clip she posted to her Instagram account, on which she has more than 1.3 million followers
Beador said in the clip, ‘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’
Beador said that ‘right now, [she’s] focusing on getting healthy, getting back to myself and walking Archie’
Beador will refrain from ‘drinking onstage’ at the shows, which include a a pre-show cocktail party, according to the insider.
The next Tres Amigas show is scheduled for November 16 at the Phoenix comedy venue Stand Up Live! Phoenix, where attendees are required to purchase a minimum of two drinks inside of the venue’s showroom.
While the situation remains ‘very fresh to her,’ the source told the outlet, Beador is focused on receiving professional help in the wake of the dangerous incident.
The Newport Beach Police Department told People that Beador had been ‘arrested at 1:17 a.m. on Sept. 17 after fleeing the scene from a collision that caused property damage.’
She was ‘booked for two misdemeanors – hit-and-run and DUI alcohol;’ and ‘released on a citation.’
According to TMZ, Beador’s vehicle was seized by authorities, and she was was subsequently released without bond.
Fell told DailyMail.com last month: ‘Shannon is extremely apologetic and remorseful. We will be awaiting the official information on this case as it becomes available, and Shannon is prepared to accept full responsibility for her actions.’
Beador on September 19 was seen visiting with her ex-boyfriend John Janssen, who told DailyMail.com September 20, ‘We are friends, I care about her.’
In the clip, Beador was clad in a denim button-up shirt over a black top, with a pair of black Chanel sunglasses resting on her forehead
The Real Housewives of Orange County star was pictured on the Bravo series in August
Beador will continue performing with her RHOC colleagues Vicki Gunvalson, 61, and Tamra Judge , 56, in their Tres Amigas comedy shows, which involve alcohol
Bravo personality Jeff Lewis, who is a friend of Beador’s, said that Beador ‘was injured’ and is ‘going to be recovering’ in the aftermath of the incident.
‘Shannon and I have been friends for a very long time,’ Lewis said on his SiriusXM show last month. ‘I was shocked – she called me yesterday and we talked for awhile – and I was shocked because I’ve never known Shannon to ever, ever drink and drive.
‘I will tell you she’s accepting full accountability. She is ashamed, she’s embarrassed. I personally, as her friend – cause people are like, “Oh she needs rehab,” “Oh she’s an alcoholic” – I don’t think Shannon is an alcoholic.’
He added: ‘I think she’s been going thorough a lot of personal struggles right now, and I think she has been leaning on alcohol – but I don’t think she’s an alcoholic.’
Lewis said that Beador is ‘going to be entering counseling’ following the accident and arrest.
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