Gina Kirschenheiter of Real Housewives of Orange County fame needs to take some driving lessons. She is on the brink of having her license suspended for six months. As a mother, she definitely needs to be more responsible with her driving! It is distracting enough to drive with kids in the car, but when you are a shitty driver, it’s even more dangerous.
Thus far in 2019, Gina has been ticketed for three separate events. She got her first point on her license for running a stop sign in January.
Then, a week ago, she got a DUI coming home from a girl’s night out at four in the morning. That brings her to three points On her California Driver’s license. Four points in one year results in your license suspended for six months!
After the DUI Gina stupidly went gave statements to the press and her social media regarding her DUI arrest before she went to court. Clearly, she didn’t have an attorney at that time. She did seem remorseful, as most everyone would be in that terrible situation. She posted on IG with the title of, “The Best Apology Is Changed Behavior”
I honestly believe that some issues no matter how great and important are truly only a part of our awareness once we are personally effected by them. For me….what happened this week is that issue. It’s amazing how in the course of less than a week you can realize the full extent of allowing people into your every day life and how the opinions of everyone watching can run from incredibly chastising to extremely supportive.
Bad choices have bad consequences. Mine are magnified bc I chose to share my life with you on a very public stage. Those who are a part of my real life gave me words of encouragement and love knowing the content of my character and the love in my heart. As embarrassed and hard on myself as I’ve been in these past few days, I’ve been shocked by the astonishing amount of “it could have happened to anyone” and “we’ve all been there” that I’ve received through friends both close to me and on social media.
I could easily join in with the chorus saying “you’re right, it could be any of us” but it shouldn’t be any of us. EVER !
It’s terrible that this has become a social norm. I am disappointed in myself and that I am a part of this social norm. Especially since everyone who knows me knows I’m the queen of Uber/Lyft. This didn’t happen to me. I wasn’t “unlucky” I made a conscious decision to do something epically stupid. One time is one time too many. I am awake now. I can promise this will NEVER BE ME again.
To all of you who wrote me with pain in their hearts about how drinking and driving has had a negative impact on them and their families, I hear you. Thank you. I make this promise to each one of you with your messages in my heart…. I am committed to this cause and hope to effect a positive change and dialogue. You don’t have to believe me with these words, but I hope over time you will see through my actions.
The Blast seems to have made it their personal mission to keep an eye on her traffic tickets. Today they are exclusively reporting ” [Gina Kirschenheiter] was stopped by cops on February 6 while driving in the OC. Kirschenheiter was cited for operating her cellphone while driving and will have to pay a $160 fine.”
The good news, is that the cellphone violation does not result in a point on your license in California. So she remains at three. The bad news is Gina can’t get another ticket this year, and if the first five months of the year are any indication, she better be very careful! Just one more ticket will cause her to lose her license for six months.
Gina may also need to go get some counseling to help her through the divorce process, she seems to be having a hard time of it and with filming starting for the new season, her stress will only increase.
Also, while I have your attention, some of you have emailed me suggesting that The Blast is affiliated with that nefarious site. It is not. The Blast is run by three former TMZ head honchos, including Mike Walters who co-founded TMZ with Harvey Levin. They spilt from TMZ at the end of 2017 to start their own site. They have all the TMZ sources and resources and are owned by Gramercy Global Media, LLC. The confusion with the nerfarious site of shitpeople occurred when The Blast’s video of Kathryn’s hit and run was mysteriously received by that site as well as The Blast. The Blast is a great site and an utterly safe site to visit.