Kim Richards from 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Arrested for Public Intoxication, Allegedly Kicked Cop
Richards has been charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel early Thursday morning, police confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Officials say the Beverly Hills Police Department responded to a 1:30 a.m. hotel security call about a possible fight. Richards was allegedly intoxicated and refusing to leave the hotel restaurant. When the BHPD came to the hotel she allegedly cursed at the officers and "passively resisted arrest." Once at the police station, Richards allegedly kicked one of the police officers in the leg, although he was not injured.
She was released at 10:36 a.m. after being issued a citation charging her with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer.
No mugshot will be released. Richards' court date is scheduled for May 10.
Richards has struggled with sobriety, checking into rehab in December 2011 to work on her substance abuse issues. Her alleged substance abuse has been a plot point on her reality show. This past February, Richards wrote about a recent episode that touched on her sobriety after she took pain medication prescribed to her husband.
"I wish people would just stop trying to intrude in my life and 'fix' a problem that doesn't exist," she wrote in a blog entry. "Would it break their hearts terribly to know and accept that I am healthy and well?"
She added, "Sometimes, I choose to sit out because I am TIRED of the drama and just want to focus on my life, my family, and my sobriety, which is like a full-time job. I am grateful to be here today, but you never forget the dark once you've been there. It's precisely this feeling of vulnerability that drives me to do better and stay sober every day."