'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Star Kim Richards Arrested

The reality star was reportedly "belligerent, slurring her speech, and reeked of booze," according to TMZ

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards was arrested Thursday morning, PEOPLE has learned.

According to a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department, officers responded to “a report of a possible fight” at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday morning at 1:30 a.m. and took Richards into custody at 2:04 a.m.

Richards, 50, “was displaying symptoms of alcohol intoxication including slurred speech and belligerent insolent behavior cursing at the officers and passively resisted arrest,” says the statement.

Additionally, Richards fled to the bathroom and refused to come out and, once at the station, allegedly kicked a police officer in the leg, though he was not injured.

Richards was released at 10:36 a.m. Thursday and was issued a citation charging her with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer. She is scheduled to appear at LAX Superior Court on May 10.

The Beverly Hills Hotel had no comment when reached by PEOPLE for a statement about the incident.

A source tells PEOPLE, “She’s always acting kooky, but that’s her personality, so it wasn’t necessarily obvious if she was drinking or anything again.”

In 2011, Richards spent time in rehab to address her issues with substance abuse. During the RHOBH reunion, Richards insisted that she was still sober despite having admittedly used a pain pill during the most recent season. “It is not a slip, and it is not a relapse,” she said, adding that her sobriety was the most important thing to her.


Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Kim Richards Arrested

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