'Real Housewives of Potomac' star Karen Huger charged with DUI after car accident

"Real Housewives of Potomac" star Karen Huger was involved in a car crash in Maryland Tuesday night, according to police.
"Real Housewives of Potomac" star Karen Huger was involved in a car crash in Maryland Tuesday night, according to police.
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"Real Housewives of Potomac" star Karen Huger was charged with a DUI after her involvement in a car accident Tuesday night, according to online court records viewed by USA TODAY.

Huger, who was behind the wheel of a 2017 Maserati, crashed the vehicle while driving in Potomac, Maryland, after the television personality apparently "crossed a median and struck street signs," a representative for the Montgomery County Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY in an emailed statement Wednesday.

Huger was allegedly driving in an "aggressive manner," speeding along the roadway, in the moments leading up to the crash, police reportedly told TMZ, who was the first to report the news.

Huger was alone in her vehicle when the crash occurred, police said. The reality TV star was not injured.

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Police stopped her at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to District Court For Montgomery County records. On Wednesday, she was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for Huger for comment.

Karen Huger speaks out following car crash

In a statement to TMZ Wednesday, Huger revealed the car accident took place shortly after she had dinner with a friend, during which the women "brought up some very emotionally sensitive topics."

"I was crying on my way home and saw a car heading right for me," Huger told the outlet. "I swerved to avoid the head-on collision, hit the divider and then a tree. I'm hurt, bruised up a bit, but so grateful I am alive!"

She added: "I did receive citations, one of which was unrelated to the incident which is understandable, but what was most surprising is that the car that almost hit me just drove away!"

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Huger, who said she's been struggling with grief since the 2017 death of her mother, cautioned fans to be aware of their emotions before getting on the road.

"It’s important to understand your emotional state when driving and may this be a reminder to all to use their seatbelts," Huger concluded. "My mother may be my guardian angel, but the seatbelt saved my life."

Huger has appeared as a cast member on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Potomac" since the series debuted in 2016.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Karen Huger in car accident, 'Real Housewives' star charged with DUI