Reality TV star Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo, has found herself in the headlines once again after being involved in a police chase with her boyfriend, Dralin Carswell. The incident occurred on Tuesday in Monroe County, Georgia.
According to reports, Carswell was arrested for DUI, fleeing police and outstanding warrants after a high-speed chase. Thompson was reportedly inside the speeding Dodge Charger during the chase. It is unclear at this time what charges, if any, she may face.
Carswell was reportedly released on a $25,000 bond after spending two days in jail. He was initially wanted on a misdemeanor traffic charge, according to WFTV-9. Officers also reportedly found marijuana in the vehicle.
This is not the first time that Thompson has been in trouble with the law. In 2019, her mother Mama June was arrested on drug charges along with her boyfriend Geno Doak. The couple’s legal troubles were chronicled on their reality show “Mama June: From Not to Hot.”
Thompson rose to fame on TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” before getting her own spin-off show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” in 2012. The show followed Thompson and her family as they navigated life in rural Georgia.
While the show was popular with viewers, it also faced criticism for its portrayal of Southern stereotypes and for exploiting children. The show was cancelled in 2014 after reports surfaced that Thompson’s mother was dating a convicted child molester.
Despite the controversy surrounding her upbringing and personal life, Thompson has remained a popular figure on social media with over one million followers on Instagram. She often shares photos and videos of herself and her family members.
The recent incident involving Thompson and Carswell is sure to generate even more attention for the reality star. Fans will be watching closely to see how she handles this latest setback and whether or not it will impact her career going forward.