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Reality Star Arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

Driving a black Mercedes Benz, Malika Haqq was arrested for DUI in Los Angeles last week. The reality star, and best friend of Khloe Kardashian, was cited for drunk driving after she wrecked her car on the 101 freeway just after 3:00 a.m.

According to reports released by the California Highway Patrol, Haqq, 32, showed “objective symptoms of intoxication” after her arrest. The woman was booked and released with a $30,000 bail. A report by the popular news program TMZ said that Haqq was driving from a birthday party at the time of the accident.

Haqq has been seen on Keeping Up With the Kardashians since it debuted on television in 2008. She is currently the star of the reality show’s spinoff Dash Dolls.

Although Haqq was silent immediately following her arrest, she broke her silence, tweeting, “I never imagined I would have to apologize for poor behavior and today I am thankful to be alive to say I’m sorry for my actions. My bruises don’t meet my shame. Learn from the error in my ways…Save others, save yourself. #BeSafe.”

Haqq’s bruises were a direct result of the minor injuries she sustained in the crash.

Her twin sister released a statement to E! News: “We all go through rough patches and this has been a difficult year for my sister. Malika understand the gravity of her actions and deeply apologizes. At this time, we will deal with this as a family.”

While you may not be in the lime light of reality television, it does not mean that a DUI arrest will not be publicized. The news release of such an arrest can be embarrassing for not only you, but your family members as well. No matter how quietly you hope an arrest will be kept, it is rarely the case.

If you have been arrested for DUI, you have more to worry about than the potential embarrassment of your situation. You are facing stiff penalties that include jail time and steep fines. Do not fight this on your own. The experienced DUI attorneys at Hawkins Spizman Fortas are ready to put their years of extensive practice to work for you. Contact our offices today and allow us to review the details of your case. We will tell you how to best proceed with one of our team by your side.

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