On Tuesday, August 16, Zolciak took to her Instagram Stories to make her first public statement since Biermann was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, underage possession of alcohol and improper/erratic lane change on August 13.
Here’s what you need to know:
Kim Zolciak Says Daughter Ariana Biermann ‘Wholly Denies These Allegations & Intends to Fight These Charges Because She Is Not Guilty of Them’
“Ariana was involved in a minor fender bender,” Zolciak wrote. “When police arrived on scene, the investigating officer immediately initiated an investigation for DUI of alcohol. Despite Ariana’s constant invocation that she was upset and anxious from the minor accident, the officer incorrectly concluded she was impaired. That was not the case. While we have no desire to litigate this case in the media, Ariana was not impaired by any substance, including alcohol or Marijuana.”
The statement continued on a second slide where she wrote, “Since she was being cooperative and honest, she admitted to consuming marijuana the day before, meaning over 24 hours prior to her contact with law enforcement. In addition, the arresting officer, as evidenced by his own police report, charged Ariana with impairment by alcohol. She wholly denies these allegations and intends to fight these charges because she is not guilty of them. Thus, we appreciate the general public allowing this case to be tried on its merits. And not rhetoric or incorrect conclusions.”
Police Report: Biermann Refused On-Scene Breathalyzer, License Seized
According to the police report obtained by Heavy, Biermann refused an on-site breathalyzer and a blood test at the police station.
“I could smell a light odor of alcoholic beverage coming from her breath as she spoke to me. She denied consuming any alcoholic beverage,” the police officer wrote. “I advised her that I could smell the odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath. She stated that the odor was possibly coming from her clothing.”
The police officer then placed her under arrest and handcuffed her, according to the report. From there Biermann consented to a blood test, which would be conducted at the station. When she arrived there, she then refused, the police report indicates.
“Ariana stated that she no longer wanted to consent to the blood test,” and her driver’s license was “seized,” according to the police report.
Police also arrested Biermann’s boyfriend, Hudson McLeroy, TMZ first reported. He bonded out of jail at 2:14 a.m., records show, though the amount is unclear. McLeroy, also 20, was charged with driving under the influence, violating his driving permit and furnishing/purchasing alcohol under 21, jail records show.
Justin Spizman, Biermann’s lawyer, told TMZ in a statement: “Ariana was involved in a minor fender bender. When police arrived on scene, the investigating officer immediately initiated an investigation for DUI. Despite Ariana’s constant invocation that she was upset and anxious from the minor accident, the officer incorrectly concluded she was impaired by alcohol. That was not the case. She wholly denies these allegations and intends to fight these charges because she is not guilty of them.”
Heavy reached out to Zolciak’s rep for comment and has not received a response.