Real Housewife of Orange County Shannon Beador will avoid prison time in her drunken hit-and-run case after a California judge approved a three-year probation sentence.
The distraught reality star was served her sentence on Thursday. She was placed on 36 months of informal probation, plus fines and fees.
She must also complete 40 hours of community service and a nine-month alcohol program.
The Bravo fighter did not appear in court herself, but instead had her attorney appear on her behalf to enter her plea of no contest to one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more.
The judge dismissed the single charge of hit-and-run causing property damage.
A source close to Shannon said: “It’s safe to say she’s relieved and grateful that she’s not going to prison.” This experience has taught her so much and shown her the path to a better life. “She is sober and doing very well.”
Shannon Beador, 59, was sentenced to three years probation plus fines, community service and mandatory completion of an alcohol abuse program
Video footage from the night of the crash shows Beador speeding down a street in the residential Newport Beach area
Originally preserved legal documents from TMZ revealed that Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer had tried to convince the judge to impose a 30-day prison sentence.
Beador, 59, was arrested in September after she drove her car into a home in Newport Beach.
Video surveillance footage shows Beador speeding through a residential area before crashing her car into the side of a house.
In the legal documents, DA Spitzer wrote that Beador had a blood alcohol content of 0.24 percent before the accident – three times the legal limit.
Beador left the accident with a broken left wrist and cuts and bruises to his left eye.
She has now paid for the damage to the house she hit.
Following her arrest in September, Beador’s lawyer Michael Fell told DailyMail.com: “Shannon is extremely apologetic and remorseful.” We will await official information on this case as it becomes available and Shannon is prepared to accept full responsibility for her to take action.”
After the accident, Beador shared with her fans and followers that she was “focused on getting healthy, getting back to myself, and going for walks with Archie (her dog).”
The damage Beador caused to a Newport Beach home after he drunkenly crashed into it in September
In September, the reality star’s lawyer said she was “extremely apologetic and remorseful” about what happened
Beador has been an integral part of the Housewives Orange County branch since 2014
It’s been a tough year for Beador, whose boyfriend John Janssen surprised her by splitting in November 2022 after nearly four years of dating.
John split from Shannon shortly after RHOC season 17 finished filming, but she didn’t make their split public until January.
Shannon made her relationship with John Instagram official in July 2019 after ending her tumultuous marriage to David Beador.
The reality star has daughter Sophie, 21, and twin daughters Stella and Adeline, 19, with ex-husband David.