Update: Karen Huger Charged With A DUI After Scary Car Crash

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“Real Housewives of Potomac” star Karen Huger has officially been charged with a DUI after being involved in a scary car crash.

We recently reported that Huger was involved in a scary car crash that left her car totaled, however, she was not harmed in the accident. She has officially been charged with operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Huger now has a mandatory court appearance. Along with the DUI charges, she is also facing charges of “negligently driving a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner endangering property, life, and person, as well as recklessly driving a vehicle in wanton and willful disregard for the safety of persons and property,” as reported by People.

Karen Huger broke her silence after the incident and said, “Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes during this very frightening experience,” she said. “I am still in shock from last night’s incident, but grateful to be alive today. With the passing of my Beloved Mother, grief comes and goes in waves, and with Mother’s Day approaching it has felt more like a tsunami.”

She added, “Last night I met a girlfriend for dinner, we talked and brought up some very emotionally sensitive topics. I was crying on my way home and saw a car heading right for me. I swerved to avoid the head-on collision, hit the divider, and then a tree. I’m hurt and bruised up a bit, but so grateful I am alive! I did receive citations, one of which was unrelated to the incident which is understandable, but what was most surprising is that the car that almost hit me just drove away!”

Huger concluded, “I would like to stress, it’s important to understand your emotional state when driving, and may this be a reminder to all to use their seatbelts, my Mother maybe my Guardian Angel but the seatbelt saved my life.”