Kim Richards: Public Intoxication Charge for 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Star

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Kim Richards was charged with public intoxication following her arrest at a Beverly Hills hotel during the wee hours on Thursday morning. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was released shortly thereafter and issued a court date in June.

E! Online reports that when the Beverly Hills Police responded to a call, they found Richards both drunk and belligerent.

Prior to the public intoxication charge, Kim Richards locked herself in the bathroom, and refused to come out until serious coaxing on behalf of officers. When she finally came out she was arrested and taken to the police department. While there, she kicked a police officer.

In addition to public intoxication, Kim Richards was also charged with trespassing, resisting an officer, and battery on a police officer.

Prior to Kim Richards' public intoxication charge, her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costars were concerned about her sobriety. Lisa Rinna brought it up on a recent episode of the show, saying she thought Richards was 'on something.'

Do you expect the producers at Bravo--as well as Kim's family members and friends--will urge the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star to seek treatment at a rehab facility?

Kim Richards'
public intoxication charge is no laughing matter. Fans can likely expect to see it play out on the reality show, however.

Do you think it will make it in time for airing this season or will have to wait for next season instead?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.