More Details About ‘Welcome to Plathville’ Star Kim Plath’s DUI Arrest: Margaritas, A Bloody Mouth & More

“Clearly I don’t always make good decisions…”

New details have emerged about the DUI arrest of Welcome to Plathville star Kim Plath.

As The Ashley previously reported, Kim was arrested and mugshotted in Florida on Thursday. It was believed that Kim’s arrest this week stemmed from a “Possible DUI” incident she had back in June and, on Friday, People magazine confirmed this.

“She was arrested on an outstanding warrant from another agency,” the department said in a statement shared with the magazine on Friday. “She turned herself into our agency. She turned herself into the Sheriff’s Office in the lobby [on Thursday] for arrest.”

Kim’s mugshot offering…

As for what exactly happened during the DUI incident in June, In Touch Weekly filled in the blanks by obtaining the DUI arrest report for Kim from June. The report indicates that a “single vehicle crash” involving Kim allegedly occurred in Florida around 11:52 p.m. on the night of June 10.

The report states that the car Kim was driving was traveling south along the road. She made a left-hand turn and then the car “overturned” and ended up resting upside down on its roof in a water-filled ditch. At the time of the crash, Kim was the only person in the car, and she was helped out of the driver’s seat by an officer and a witness.

The officer writing the report stated that Kim “appeared to be intoxicated and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath and person.” 

“Is there any way we can blame Barry for this little incident?”

The officer noted several injuries on Kim after the car accident.

“I observed Ms. Plath had several scrapes/lacerations on the bridge of her nose and facial area,” the Florida Highway Patrol officer wrote in the report obtained by In Touch Weekly. “Ms. Plath had dried blood on her face and blood in her mouth. Ms. Plath was in a cervical collar and was sitting up on the stretcher as she was brought into the Emergency Room.”

While Kim was conscious, the officer wrote that she “appeared to be in a daze and had very red glassy eyes. Ms. Plath displayed Ptosis (droopy eyelids) and Mydriasis (dilated pupils).”

“To be fair, that can also happen if you spend too much time speaking to Barry…”

In addition, she had very slow lethargic, uncoordinated movements as she would wipe at her eyes.”

The officer then told Kim that he was investigating for DUI. After reading Kim her rights, she agreed to speak to the officer, who noted that Kim had “very slow, slurred speech” during the conversation.

Kim went on to explain that she was driving from Cairo, Georgia, to her friend’s house south of Tallahassee, Florida, and that she was unsure where she was when she crashed.

She admitted to drinking “two 12-ounce margaritas” that night. 

“I asked Ms. Plath if I could check her eyes, and she stated ‘yes.’ Ms. Plath had a very slow reaction to light. … Ms. Plath displayed a lack of convergence, where both eyes drifted off to her right,'” the officer wrote in the report. 

Based on the officer’s assessment of Kim, it was determined that the ‘Welcome to Plathville’ star “was under the influence of alcohol and was unable to operate a vehicle safely.”

Kim initially didn’t respond when she was asked to take a blood test, but finally consented at 1:20 a.m.

When the results of Kim’s test came back on September 3, the toxicology report stated that Kim had a .161 and .162 blood alcohol content (BAC). 

(In Florida, 0.08 BAC is the legal limit, just FYI.)

All of us reacting to this whole incident…

The officer then completed a Warrant Affidavit on Kim for DUI 316.193.3c1. This part of the Florida Statutes gives enhanced penalties for a DUI case that causes or contributes to either property damage or non-serious personal injury of another person. It is a first-degree misdemeanor.

The officer also issued a Uniform Traffic Citation (UTC) for Careless Driving to Kim. 

On Thursday, Kim turned herself in after a warrant was issued for her arrest for the June incident. She was charged and released from jail later that afternoon. 

TLC and the Plath family have yet to speak out about Kim’s arrest.

RELATED STORY: ‘Welcome to Plathville’ Star Kim Plath Arrested for DUI & Property Damage! See Her New Mugshot

(Photos: TLC; Wakulla County Sherriff’s Department)


  1. The fact that she turned herself in doesn’t show remorse or common sense, shows she has a lawyer that adviced her not to make matters worse for herself. People here are very causally talking about “bad choices” like it was a bad haircut. She could have killed someone or herself and make her children orphans. That outshines any supposed good thing she could have done

  2. Props for turning herself in?
    Seriously where was she going to hide?
    Retired LE here, she’s lucky they didn’t come get her. I’m sure her lawyer told her to turn herself in.
    She’s lucky she didn’t kill herself or someone else.
    I don’t feel sorry for her at all. Hypocrite.
    I feel sorry for hee children, especially the little ones at home.

    1. Her lawyer very well may have told her to turn herself in, but she didn’t have to listen. She could have just disappeared, ran from her responsibilities and left the show to the kids…boy I bet that would boost their egos…lol, Micah is already do full of himself it isn’t even funny!!!

  3. Don’t think she should but she will probably use the accident as an excuse for all the failed tests and somehow get the blood results squashed hope not

  4. I don’t know why y’all are giving her any kind of props at all. She made a shitty choice. She drove intoxicated. Period.

    1. I give her props for turning herself in(not for what she did to get in trouble in the first place). Turning herself in shows incredible courage, it shows that perhaps she wants help and doesn’t want to walk down the path of her mother. That’s a plus in my book.

  5. I agree that it is good that she turned herself in and didn’t go on the run. I think the reason in instances like this that people pay more attention to the bad choices is because her bad choice could have killed an innocent person.

    1. I understand that, just saying that i think it shows great strength to say “Hey I’m not going to further show my guilt by running, I did wrong and I’m going to face up to it”.

      But you have to admit that some people are too blind and stuck on what someone does wrong to notice when they do something right.

      No matter how much good a person does to further themselves people are still fixed on pointing out what they did wrong in the first place and not giving them props for the good things.

      1. Thank God she didn’t kill anyone, including herself… I hope she gets the help she needs for the sake of her precious little girls (who still live at home). I wonder how this will affect her ability to get shared custody with Barry. I would hope that he allows at least supervised visitation with Kim…
        Anyway she’s one lucky woman to survive a rollover into a body of water, and that nobody was really injured.
        I hate to say it, but you would think that she would understand how dangerous motor vehicles can be after she hit and killed her little boy. Hopefully she gets it this time around.

        1. How many times does it have to be said, Joshua’s death was truly an accident, she wasn’t drunk.

          From what was said in season 1, she and 5 of her 6 kids (Hosanna, Ethan, Micah, Moriah and baby Lydia) went with her to the store which was right down the road. Joshua was playing on the porch, she tried to keep an eye on him but was distracted with 4 older children (2 of which were infants) and a crying baby. He got off the porch without her knowledge and she backed over him. And guess who wasn’t present, Sweet Daddy Dearest Barry.

          If anyone should get the majority of the blame it’s him for not watching his child. Yes she hit him but his father should have been there to help prevent it.

          1. Now this comment I will agree with you on. That was a horrible accident.

            But the DUI was irresponsible. Turning herself in was responsible, but no props from me (I respect your differing opinion). Should never have gotten behind wheel. Glad she wasn’t seriously injured.

  6. Shows common sense on her part to me that she turned herself in, if she didn’t want to take responsibility or adhere to the law she could have chose to keep a low profile and continue to evade the law but she didn’t…she faced the music.

    People don’t pay close enough attention to the good choices people make in the face of the law…no they’re too focused on the bad choices.

    1. Would you be giving her props for turning herself in if she killed one of your family members while driving drunk? She doesn’t deserve props for doing the bare minimum after she did something that was completely abhorrent.

      1. No, because if she had hurt or killed someone she’d be in jail. She wouldn’t need to turn herself in.

        Only someone stupid would let somebody walk if that were the case

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