Welcome to Plathville’s Kim Plath’s DUI Case Closed: Fine, Probation and Community Service Details
Kim Plath's DUI case was closed, and the reality star was found guilty, according to online records viewed exclusively by In Touch. The Welcome to Plathville star was assessed a fine of $963 and given probation and community service. Online records show that she requested an extension to fulfill the owed amount.
Plath will remain on probation for nine months and is sentenced to perform 50 hours of community service, In Touch exclusively confirmed on Wednesday, March 8. In addition to community service and the fine, Kim is required to complete a substance abuse evaluation as well as DUI school. The TLC personality will also be subject to random alcohol and drug testing.
, but it is unclear as of publication how many hours of community service she will be required to perform.
Plath's legal woes began on June 10, 2022, when she was involved in a single vehicle crash in Wakulla County, Florida, according to an incident report by the Florida Highway Patrol exclusively obtained by In Touch.
A police officer noted the car was traveling south along the road, made a lefthand turn and then “overturned,” eventually resting on “its roof in a ditch (filled with water).” The paperwork pointed out that the “single occupant/driver was identified as Kimberly Plath," and she was “still in the driver’s seat” when a witness and another officer helped her out of the car seat, the report explained.
When the officer asked the TLC GO star how much she had to drink, Kim responded, “Two 12-ounce margaritas.” She consented to a blood test, which later showed she had double the amount of alcohol in her system beyond Florida's .08 limit for driving under the influence.
“On September 3, 2022, I received the toxicology report from FDLE Lab,” the officer continued in the statement. “The results of the blood test for Ms. Plath was a .161 and .162 BAC [blood alcohol content.] I completed a Warrant Affidavit on Ms. Plath for DUI (Property Damage), 316.193.3c1 and issued a UTC for Careless Driving.”
The reality star turned herself into authorities on October 20, 2022, after a warrant was issued for her arrest in relation to the June incident. In Touch confirmed that Plath was charged with a DUI with the description of property damage/personal injury. She was released from jail the same afternoon.
Plath admitted that she would “benefit” from attending an abstinence-based alcoholism recovery program following her arrest, in documents exclusively obtained by In Touch on November 30, 2022. She checked a box that affirmed her thoughts on recovery.
The conditions for her release required the mother of nine to abstain from alcohol and refrain from criminal activity, the obtained affidavit indicated.
Reporting by Nate Grant.