RHOC's Gina Kirschenheiter Pulled Over for Using Her Phone Less Than a Week After D.U.I. Arrest
Gina Kirschenheiter will have to pay a $160 fine
The reality star was cited for using her cellphone while driving in Orange County, California, according to The Blast. She will have to pay a $160 fine.
A rep for Kirschenheiter did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The Long Island native, who made her debut on the Bravo franchiselast summer, was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested for driving under the influence last week, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department told PEOPLE.
On Monday, Kirschenheiter, 34, posted a lengthy apology to Instagram.
“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 [sic] by them. For me… what happened this week is that issue,” Kirschenheiter wrote.
She continued: “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 [sic] life and how the opinions of everyone watching can run from incredibly chastising to extremely supportive.”
“Bad choice have bad consequences. Mine are magnified bc I chose to share my life with you on a very public stage,” she added. “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.”
Kirschenheiter said her actions were inexcusable.
“I am disappointed in myself and that I am part of this social norm. Especially since everyone who knows me knows I’m the queen of Uber/Lyft,” Kirschenheiter continued. “This didn’t happen to me. I wasn’t ‘unlucky’ I made a conscious decision to do something especially stupid. One time is one time too many. I am awake now. I can promise this will NEVER BE ME again.”