Alana Thompson, also known as Honey Boo Boo from the infamous reality show, is almost an adult. Unfortunately, she has kept us waiting for the inevitable melt down and subsequent bad behavior that comes with most child stars. Now don’t misunderstand. I’m not a monster. I don’t want her using drugs or have anything bad happen to her. Just a little bad behavior to keep us entertained and keep her name in the media.
Finally, our wish has been granted. Recently, Alana had an unfortunate run in with the law that resulted in a high speed chase and her way-too-old boyfriend getting a free stay in the graybar hotel. Check this out.
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson was involved in a car chase that ended with her boyfriend arrested earlier this week.
The 17-year-old, best known for starring in TLC’s reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” was a passenger in a car driven by her boyfriend, Dralin Carswell.
The three-mile car chase happened in Monroe County, Georgia. Carswell, 21, was charged with a DUI, outstanding warrants and fleeing police, according to People magazine.
The boyfriend of Alana Thompson — AKA Honey Boo Boo — has been arrested for DUI … following a police chase with Alana riding in the same vehicle. https://t.co/5Hq5QDsZZc
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 2, 2023
Thankfully, no one was hurt, and authorities took Carswell to the jailhouse. All too often, high speed chases end in high speed collisions, and innocent people are hurt or killed. Instead, we just have a knucklehead running from the cops and getting caught.
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Local newspaper The Reporter said the incident began when an officer ran the tag of a Dodge Charger and realized the owner had outstanding warrants.
The officer attempted to make a traffic stop at around 4:30 p.m., but the driver sped north.
The three-mile chase ended when the officer used a PIT (precision immobilization technique) maneuver to disable the car.
Another passenger, Julian Malik Divon Williams, was also arrested on outstanding warrants. Thompson was not charged.
Once again, running from the cops, while on foot or in a vehicle ends up with the same score. Cops win, crooks lose. It isn’t like people don’t already know this will happen. Cops have radios, and lots of cop friends. they also have devices to disable your Dodge Charger. Worked to perfection in this case.
The former “Toddlers & Tiaras” star and Carswell have been together for nearly two years. The couple’s age gap invited speculation when their relationship was announced in 2021.
Thompson deleted a picture with Carswell after a flood of critical comments came in about the 16-year-old’s relationship with a 20-year-old. It is Thompson’s first public relationship.
Honey Boo Boo should have known better than to post a pic. People, the left particularly, is so critical of everything they don’t agree with that even a small age difference was sure to cause a firestorm of criticism.
That’s not to say that the relationship is healthy. He probably is too old. Maybe keep it on the down low until Honey turns 18? Even better, maybe Honey Boo Boo needs to find a boyfriend that doesn’t have warrants, and friends with warrants. On the other hand, what fun is that? The rest of us had to sit through “Toddlers and Tiara’s”, and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”, so she owes us this.