Kim Zolciak-Biermann is claiming her 20-year-old daughter, Ariana Biermann, was stone cold sober at the time of her recent fender bender accident and DUI arrest.
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, the "Don't Be Tardy" star insisted that the investigating officer of the accident "immediately initiated an investigation for DUI of alcohol." She added, "Despite Ariana's constant invocation that she was upset and anxious from the minor accident, the office incorrectly concluded that she was impaired. That was not the case."
Last weekend, Ariana, 20, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, improper/erratic lane change, and underage possession/purchase of alcohol, all of which are misdemeanors. The reality TV's star's boyfriend, Hudson McLeroy, was with her and arrested for an alleged DUI, along with allegedly furnishing alcohol to a minor and violating the conditions of his limited driving permit.
Ariana was released from jail on a $5,120 bond.
In a police report, an arresting officer said Ariana admitted to smoking marijuana prior to the crash and refused to take a Breathalyzer at the time of the accident.
"I advised [Ariana] that I could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath. She stated the odor was possibly from her clothing," an officer detailed in a police report, according to Us Weekly. "Ariana stated she had smoked a THC vape pen the night before but did not drink."
On Tuesday, Kim, who was not with her daughter at the time of the 1 a.m. incident, doubled down on her claims that Ariana was sober, saying she "was not impaired by any substance, including alcohol or marijuana."
"Since [Ariana] was being cooperative and honest, she admitted to consuming marijuana the day before, meaning over 24 hours prior to her contact with law enforcement," Kim continued on her Instagram Story. "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."