'Real Housewives' Star Kim Richards Charged with Public Intoxication, Battery, Trespassing

PHOTO: Kim Richards is seen in this May 16, 2014 file photo in New York. PlayNCP/Star Max/GC Images/Getty Images
WATCH Kim Richards Arrested for Public Intoxication, Battery

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards was arrested earlier this morning and charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer following an incident in Beverly Hills, according to police.

Lt. Lincoln Hoshino, a representative for the Beverly Hills police department, told ABC News that officers reported to the Beverly Hills Hotel around 1:30 a.m., after receiving a report from security there.

Security claimed that an individual, later determined to be Richards, was causing "a disturbance" at the hotel restaurant and would not leave, though she had been asked repeatedly to do so. While being escorted off the premises, Richards asked to use the bathroom and stayed inside. Security at the hotel made a citizen's arrest, and then officers took her into custody at 2:04 a.m., police said.

"Richards was displaying symptoms of alcohol intoxication including slurred speech and belligerent insolent behavior," Hoshino said in a statement. "[She was] cursing at the officers and passively resisted arrest. After being transported to the station for booking, Richards kicked one of the officers in the leg; however the officer was not injured."

Richards was released at approximately 10:36 a.m. and was expected to appear in court on May 10.

The Bravo reality TV star has struggled with substance abuse in the past. In 2012, after spending time in rehab, she told Andy Cohen, "I'm an alcoholic."

A rep for Bravo had no comment.

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