April 27, 2013 11:00 AM by Donna W. Martin
Kimberly Spradlin, the 2012 winner of Survivor: One World got the shock of her life recently. She was arrested! And get this…it was for a crime, she didn’t commit. Keep reading for more details and to find out what led to Spradlin’s arrest mix-up.
According to TMZ, Spradlin recently got married and like most newlywed women, she went to the DMV to get her name changed from her maiden name to her married name on her driver’s license. But she got more than a new license at the San Antonio DMV on Apr. 16; she got arrested. What’s up with that?
When the examiner went to issue Spradlin a new license, they saw that a note had been placed in the DMV’s system by Spradlin’s name indicating there was a warrant out for her arrest. What was she wanted for? The note said she was wanted for allegedly writing and bouncing checks all over town.
So Kim was arrested and hauled off to the slammer. She was booked for the crime of writing bad checks and put in a holding cell for 8 hours. And in order to be released, she had to ante up $1,500 in bond money.
But there’s one big problem… Kim didn’t write any bad checks. Apparently, there was a mix-up at the DMV and the note was put by the wrong person’s name.
Once she was released from jail, Spradlin spoke with law enforcement officials who are trying to straighten out the arrest mix-up and clear her name.
Kim can laugh about the situation now saying, “Be careful at the DMV, ya never know what’s going to happen,” she quipped, “[and] bring a jacket…its cold in jail.”
Kim hopes to have her name cleared soon and is seeking reimbursement for the $1,500 she paid to bond out of jail.
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