News recently broke that 17-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s 21-year-old boyfriend, Dralin Craswell, was arrested on DUI charges following a high-speed chase, and the former TLC star was in the vehicle at the time.
Additionally, according to The Sun, authorities say they uncovered an unregistered gun—along with a bag of marijuana—in the vehicle!
Honey Boo Boo Boyfriend Is Accused Of Evading Authorities
The situation unfolded on Tuesday, and People reports that it all began after an officer ran Dralin’s car tags in Monroe County, Georgia, and found that he had a warrant for his arrest.
In response to the officer trying to make a traffic stop, however, Dralin’s accused of hitting the gas and taking authorities on a three-mile-long pursuit. Authorities were eventually able to disable the vehicle, and they arrested Dralin for fleeing and driving under the influence.
We should note that Alana, 17, was not arrested—though her older sister reportedly had to go pick her up from Monroe County Jail.
The Couple Was Allegedly Ridin’ Dirty
Shortly after the initial news, further details were published by The Sun. Specifically, the outlet cited police records and noted that a vehicle search uncovered an unregistered gun and a bag of cannabis.
Additionally, during the chase, the outlet reports that Dralin allegedly “ran one car off the roadway.”
Ultimately, the 21-year-old was ultimately held on $25,000 bond, and it’s unclear when he’ll be due in court.
People Have Long Given The Relationship The Side-Eye
As The Shade Room previously reported, people have long expressed their concerns about the relationship, as Dralin is 21 while Alana is only 17.
Alana addressed the backlash against the relationship during a sit-down with Entertainment Tonight back in July, and she also noted that—aside from their age gap—them being an interracial couple gets hate, too.
“In our relationship, the two most things that everybody is always talking about is our age gap and definitely because he’s Black and I’m white and we’re an interracial couple.”
However, Alana made it clear that she isn’t preoccupied with the backlash, as their families approve of the relationship.
“I don’t care because, like, at the end of the day, my sister approves, his mom approves, and we’re happy, so what fans got to say or what haters got to say I don’t really care.”
What do you think about the situation?