Plathville, welcomestar Kim PlathOn Thursday, October 20, he was arrested for driving under the influence, personal injury, and property damage.
The reality star, 50, turned herself in on a DUI warrant, the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Us Weekly. Plath was previously charged in June with careless driving. She was given a $161.00 penalty, which is still unpaid. The TLC personality was released from custody on Thursday following her arrest.
Kim’s legal issues come four months after she announced her split from husband Barry Plath.
“After considerable thought and discussion, we have decided to end our marriage,” the former couple told UseIn a joint statement issued June. “While this was not an easy decision, we know it’s the best choice for both of us. We have been through many highs and lows in our 24 years of marriage and as we navigate this new chapter in our lives, we will coparent our amazing children.”
The TV personalities who share children Ethan, 24, Hosanna (23), Micah (21) and Moriah (22) became famous when their reality show, Mercy (9), debuted in November 2019. The series focuses on the large family’s life in rural Georgia which includes strict rules such as no television or drinking soda.
Kim revealed during season 4 that she had been living apart with her spouse. “Barry and I have decided to live separately for a while. The easiest way to do that right now is whenever one of our rental properties is vacant, I pack a bag and I go and I stay there,” she explained. “I never thought it would be like this. It’s just a time of a lot of change right now, and I’m not sure exactly what that’s going to look like. … Barry tried for a little bit, but at some point, I felt like he’s not really trying.”
The naturopathic doctor got emotional as she reflected on Barry’s attempts to mend their relationship, adding, “It’s like he wants me to stay but I don’t know that he wants to really change. I don’t see any way that that emotional intimacy can really be reconnected.”
Barry, 54, for his part, noted that he didn’t expect to part ways with Kim. “I can’t help but feel a little betrayed. One thing I thought wouldn’t ever be shaken was us. Now it’s totally shaken up. It’s just really sad. It’s a tragedy,” he detailed on the TLC series. “I look at her and I see a woman who feels trapped. I have bought flowers and bought presents, but I’m still an optimist hoping that she’ll change.”