The girl best known for rocking a two-piece may soon find herself in an all-in-one...in the form of a big orange jumpsuit.
American Idol's erstwhile and ultimately ill-fated "Bikini Girl," Katrina Darrell, was busted on a DUI early this morning after a midnight ride that included the running of red lights, a trip to the hospital and a collision with another vehicle.
Here's the deal...
Sgt. Patrick O'Malley of the Pomona Police Department confirmed to E! News that 24-year-old wannabe was arrested at 12:16 a.m. after officers spotted her not only running a red light but smacking into another vehicle. As she was in the midst of driving her mother, who had fallen and hit her head, to the hospital, her rush could be justified.
The fact that she failed a field sobriety test could not.
After slamming into the other vehicle—the condition of both the other driver and Darrell's mother are not currently known—Darrell attempted to flee the scene, but an officer who was nearby and witnessed the incident pulled her over.
According to O'Malley, upon approaching the Idol castoff's vehicle, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol and issued a field sobriety test, on which she performed "poorly." Two Breathalyzer tests were subsequently given, and Darrell blew a .15 and .17, respectively. The legal limit in California is, of course, .08 percent, putting her at nearly double the allowable maximum.
Needless to say, the reality reject was placed under arrest on misdemeanor suspicion of driving under the influence and was cited and released a few hours later, just after 6 a.m. on $5,000 bail.
UPDATE: Darrell pleaded not guilty to DUI and misdemeanor hit-and-run and is due back in court June 29.