The delusions of grandeur are coming in hot on the heels of Shannon Beador’s DUI hit-and-run arrest back in September. Shannon got off remarkably easy after ramming her car into someone’s home and then parking her car. Not in a parking spot, but in the middle of the road. She was also relieved of any mugshot humiliation.
To throw off cops, the Real Housewives of Orange County star exited her automobile in an inebriated state and began walking her assumedly traumatized dog, Archie. Ultimately Shannon was treated to a brief visit to the police station after having a BAC over three times the legal limit. Now after all is said and done, Shannon feels she was mistreated by prosecution because of her celebrity status. Radar has the scoop.
Don’t you know a Tres Amiga when you see one?
Team Shannon believes her DUI case was treated “differently” because she’s on a Bravo show. Yep, the burden of fame apparently made prosecutors mean to Shannon. Not because she was dangerously driving drunk and could have killed herself, an innocent bystander, or her dog.
The Orange County DA’s office was slammed in court docs after requesting a 30-day jail vacation for Shannon. Her attorney was gagged over what he called a draconian “search and seizure” clause detailed in her probation. It seemingly allows those operating in an official capacity the ability to perform at-will inspections of her home without a warrant.
Shannon’s lawyer further called the jail time suggestion “astounding” and “highly unusual.” In a November 2 brief, he wrote, “Shannon Beador is being treated differently from any other individual facing the same charges.”
Ode of the first-time offender
It continued, “The undersigned is aware that the Court has been a judicial officer for over 35 years and feels confident that it has never rendered such a sentence down to any first-time DUI offender.” Yes Shannon is a first-time offender, which could also mean this is the first time she was caught.
Additionally, “It is further surprising that on a general misdemeanor case that did not involve drugs and/or weapons that the prosecutor would ask the court to offer informal probation with a term and condition of search and seizure.” So no drugs or weapons, but a body filled with alcohol operating a motor vehicle. Got it.
It was also noted the prosecution’s sentencing report left out the fact that Shan paid the homeowner in full for taking out his bushes and some concrete. The homeowner must have been pretty satisfied because they chose not to prosecute for damages.
Is Shannon’s fame relevant?
“What was included in the Prosecutor’s Brief, for some reason, is that Ms. Beador is a public figure and is featured on a nationally televised show,” a legal document read. “One wonders why this information was relevant to include in their brief, but demonstrates the fact that Ms. Beador is not being treated the same as every other individual face the same charges.”
I’m not sure how Shannon’s “occupation” isn’t relevant information. Her attorney is certainly thorough but likes grasping at those straws.
Shannon’s hit-and-run charges were dropped because she dealt with the repairs. She has three years of “informal” probation and has to do a whole 40 hours of community service. A $960 fine needs to be paid and Shannon will participate in a 9-month alcohol program.
As for the DA, he wasn’t pleased with Shannon’s perceived horrifying sentence. “This is not justice. We as a society need to wake up and address the very real – and often deadly – consequences of driving under the influence.”
TELL US – WERE SHANNON’S CONSEQUENCES TOO HARSH? DO YOU THINK SHE NEEDS FURTHER PUNISHMENT?