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Kimberly Spradlin’s Survivor Arrest Mix-Up

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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5 Responses to “Kimberly Spradlin’s Survivor Arrest Mix-Up”

  1. virginia rice Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    No big surprise. They hire too many people, not because they qualify so much, but because they also have many people of a different race they have to hire, so they aren’t considered to be discriminating against them, and some just aren’t qualified enough. I’ve come across many Policemen, when I worked security that I couldn’t figured out how they ever made it through police academy. I had to go to police academy, just to work in security, and I scored 98%. Believe me! I was qualified. The people at the DMV look just plain resigned to that fact that they were there, and just don’t care if they do mess up. They have to realize, that when they mess up, it affects a person’s life.

  2. Terry Briggs Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I think they should publish the persons name that made the mistake at DMV and fire them. To many times does the state government cover up for their people. also, the State involved should be paying for false imprisonment. The police did nothing wrong but the State did. make them pay big time.

  3. Fred Ledford Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Sounds par for the course in normal peoples lives.I know she deserves to get her money back, but this would not have gotten any attention had she not been famous.

  4. Robert L Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I don’t think I would have had been able to hold myself back like that! I know that a lawyer would be involved.

  5. Stuart C Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I was sent a letter while in the Army saying my license had been revoked for Hit and Run – Leaving the scene (a felony). It took 3 days to contact the Ga DMV to see what was going on.

    Turns out a ticket I was given at a fender bender for “failure to drive in a careful manner” had been coded wrong when entered into the system.

    But, like a good, law-abiding soldier, I walked everywhere for 3 days because the law said I didn’t have a valid license even though I knew it was a mistake.

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