‘American Idol’s ‘Bikini Girl’ Arrested for DUI

by | March 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM | American Idol

Katrina 'Bikini Girl' Darrell on 'American Idol' (Photo: Fox)

Reality TV contestant Katrina Darrell — known for auditioning on “American Idol” in a bikini in 2009 — was arrested early Thursday morning for DUI.

According to TMZ, the 24-year-old “Bikini Girl” was arrested in Los Angeles after running a red light and smashing into another vehicle.

Darrell claimed she was taking her mother, who was in the passenger seat, to the hospital after she had fallen down.

Darrell allegedly attempted to flee the accident scene but was pulled over by a nearby officer responding to the crash. After failing a field sobriety test, she was taken into custody and given a breathalyzer test, which she registered with a .15 and a .17, according to TMZ (the legal limit is .08).

She was cited for DUI and could also face charges for hit-and-run. An ambulance was called to the scene for the mother, but there are no details in the report on her condition.

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