Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s Boyfriend Dralin Carswell Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Stemming From February Police Chase

“It’s all good, y’all! At least for now…”

Dralin Carswell, boyfriend of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a February police chase.

As The Ashley previously told you, the Mama June: Family Crisis star was arrested in February after leading police on a chase with his underage reality star girlfriend along for the ride. 

Dralin was indicted in August by a grand jury on four charges relating to the incident. According to The Sun, the 22-year-old appeared in person Tuesday at the Monroe County Criminal Court, where he pleaded not guilty on all four of those charges– Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officers; Driving Under the Influence (Controlled Substance); Driving Under the Influence (Drugs); and Giving False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer.

(Alana was not arrested at the time; however, she was taken to the Monroe County Jail to be picked up by her sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, who had custody of her because she was under 18 at the time of the incident.) 

What Pumpkin deserves for putting up with her sister’s shenanigans.

As you may recall, Dralin’s (most recent) run-in with the law occurred when he was driving Alana and a friend named Julian Williams on February 28 when cops ran his plates and saw that the car’s owner had outstanding warrants. The police attempted to get Dralin to pull over but he refused, instead allegedly leading police on a three-mile car chase, reaching speeds of 75 mph in a 55 mph zone and, according to a police report, running another car off the roadway. 

Dralin’s March muggy…

The chase ended after a police car collided with Dralin’s, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. When pulled over, Dralin initially gave police someone else’s name. Police soon learned his true identity and, after running Dralin’s driver’s license, discovered that he was wanted in another county for a probation violation.

“They can ‘want’ all day long, but that’s my man, y’all!”

During a search of the vehicle, police reportedly discovered a bag of marijuana and an unregistered firearm. It was also discovered that Dralin had marijuana in his system at a potency level “to the extent that it was less safe for him to drive,” according to court documents obtained by The Sun.  

RELATED STORY: Alana Thompson’s Boyfriend Dralin Carswell Indicted on Four Charges Relating to February Police Chase 

(Photos: Instagram; WEtv) 

7 Responses


  1. like others, am wondering if she’s ACTUALLY enrolled in and attending college. somehow i don’t think she is…


  2. Did she ever make it off to college or no?

    Surprised they haven’t dropped any of his charges, guess they’re really looking to get him.


    1. I feel like I read one article where she said she was struggling and it was like either end of July or early August, but another article said she was going in fall. I’m not sure qhen the fall semester started tho, so can’t tell you. I think she did move to CO but unsure if still there.
      This isn’t complete factual tho.

      I haven’t heard anything else about it, so probably not. Or she was about to and then probably got too distracted by her bf.

      Her boy smokes pot so likely she does. I definitely don’t see her finishing them. Those classes are going to be difficult and there’s already so much stacked against her that it keeps getting more and more unlikely. She’s going to bail out her boy until she has nothing left. Matter of time before a kid really keeps her from finishing


      1. I agree.

        I don’t see her having the discipline needed to finish college.

        I also feel like if she were in school, she would let us know.

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