Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson was involved in a car chase that led to the arrest of boyfriend Dralin Carswell for alcohol abuse
The police confirmed this to PEOPLE Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompsons friend Dralin Carswell was arrested Tuesday on charges of DUI, fleeing police and pending warrants after a three-mile chase in Monroe County, Georgia, first reported by local media The reporter.
Thompson, 17, who was a passenger in the car during the chase, has not been charged and is only a witness in the case, according to the publication.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. John Thompson, confirmed the outlet’s coverage of the arrest to PEOPLE after the news broke. (PEOPLE has reached out to a Thompson representative.)
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Accordingly The reporterThe incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when an officer drove through the make of a Dodge Charger in front of a gas station on Highway 24. After the police system confirmed that the car’s owner had an arrest warrant in his name, the officer attempted to stop traffic, but the vehicle sped north.
Authorities say the officer eventually used a PIT (precision immobilization technique) maneuver, spun the car and disabled it near Hickman Road.
Carswell, 21, was arrested for drunk driving, according to the DUI, fled, failed to keep lanes and followed too closely The reporter. He also received a speeding summons.
The outlet also reported that passenger Julian Malik Divon Williams, 24, was also arrested on pending warrants.
Honey Boo Boo / Instagram Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thomson (right) poses with boyfriend Dralin Carswell
Thompson’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannonwho has sole custody of the reality starreportedly picked her up at the Monroe County jail.
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The Toddlers & Tiaras Alum has been dating Carswell for two years but has mostly kept quiet about their relationship outside of a few interviews. one with Teen VogueShe revealed that Carswell could be her “only friend” because she doesn’t trust people her age. “To be honest, I don’t have many friends. Not at all,” she said. “Because I feel like people are saying so much, ‘Oh my god, I’m friends with Honey Boo Boo.'”
She added, “I don’t really trust anyone, so I don’t have any friends.”
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The pair have since been spotted together at meet-and-greet events and took one Journey to Red Rocks in Colorado last July. So was the couple exposed to criticism by fans questioning their four-year age difference – given that Alana is still a legal minor. Thompson’s mother, June “Mama June” Shannon spoke about the relationship in a conversation with TooFab.
“Yes, I met Dralin. They’ve been together for over a year,” he said Mama June: Path to Salvation said Stern. “People need to realize that she will be 17 in August and that Pumpkin and Josh were the same age as her.”
She continued, “She gets a lot of hate because she’s in an interracial relationship, he’s older. But at the end of the day, Alana isn’t the 6, 7-year-old kid you fell in love with 11 years ago. Alana’s grown up, she’s graduating from high school next year boys!”
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In July, Thompson recounted entertainment tonight that the “two things everyone always talks about is our age difference and definitely because he’s black and I’m white and we’re an interracial couple.”
“I don’t care,” she said. “Because at the end of the day my sister agrees, his mom agrees and we’re happy, so I don’t care what fans have to say or what haters have to say.”
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/alana-honey-boo-boo-thompson-200400610.html Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson was involved in a car chase that led to the arrest of boyfriend Dralin Carswell for alcohol abuse