‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ star charged with drunken driving

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 25: Karen Huger attends the BET Awards 2023 at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)(Getty Images for BET/Paras Griffin)

Karen Huger, a star on the reality TV series “The Real Housewives of Potomac” is facing some real troubles with the law — she’s been charged with driving under the influence, driving while impaired by alcohol, and six other traffic-related offenses.

Court records show the 60-year-old Huger was at the wheel of a 2017 Maserati late Tuesday, just before midnight, when it crossed the median strip and crashed into street signs, near the intersection of Oaklyn Drive and Beman Woods Way in Potomac.

She was not seriously injured.

Huger has been a cast member of the D.C.-area version of the Bravo network series since the show was announced in 2015. It debuted in 2016.

This is not the first time Huger has been cited for drinking and driving.

Maryland court records show in October 2006, Huger had been pulled over while driving her new Mercedes in Bethesda on Wilson Lane near Bradley Boulevard. A judge granted Huger probation before judgment.

Under Maryland law, probation before judgment can be granted for first-time offenders to avoid having a conviction appear in court records.

It’s not clear when Huger will make her first court appearance in District Court for the recent incident.

Before she had been charged with DUI, Huger was quoted by TMZ as saying she had been out to dinner with a friend, discussed emotional topics, and was crying when she had to swerve to avoid a collision.

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Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.

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