OutDaughtered star Michelle ‘Mimi’ Theriot is arrested for a DUI… as police claim she tried to cover up alcohol stench with perfume
Michelle Theriot, who stars on TLC’s reality show OutDaughtered, has been arrested for driving under the influence.
The 56-year-old reality star was taken into custody last weekend in League City, Texas, TMZ reported.
The police say they pulled over her black Ford SUV shortly after midnight because it was swerving and straddling the shoulder.
Under the influence: Michelle ‘Mimi’ Theriot, who’s a regular on TLC’s OutDaughtered, was arrested last weekend for a DUI, according to TMZ; still from OutDaughtered
Theriot took her time bringing her vehicle to a stop, and police say that there was a strong odor of perfume when they approached the SUV.
According to law enforcement, it’s common to use perfumes or colognes to create an overwhelming smell to cover the odor of alcohol or other substances.
She was described as being ‘lethargic’ when she was asked to produce her driver’s license, and she allegedly displayed slurred speech and had bloodshot eyes.
Theriot reportedly admitted to having drank that evening, initially claiming she only had two glasses of wine.
However, she later changed her story and said she didn’t have any wine but instead drank two Michelob Ultras.
Driving trouble: Theriot was swerving and on the shoulder, police say. They claim her car reeked of perfume, which is often used to disguise the smell of alcohol or other substances; still from OutDaughtered
Theriot also seems to have displayed signs of intoxication once she got out of her car.
Police say she had trouble standing up and kept swaying, and she failed multiple field sobriety tests.
Officers at the scene handcuffed her and drove her to jail after she tried to climb back into her vehicle.
Busted: After failing multiple field sobriety test and trying to get back in her black Ford SUV, she was handcuffed and taken to jail
Her series, OutDaughtered, premiered in 2016 and features the only known American all-girl quintuplets.
The reality series follows Adam and Danielle Busby as they raise their massive family, which also includes a nine-year-old daughter named Blayke.
Among the quintuplets, two of the girls are identical twins, while the other three are fraternal twins.
Mimi, who is Danielle’s mother, was originally based in Louisiana, but she moved to Texas to spend more time with the family and appear on the series.
She moved in with Danielle and Adam after initially moving to Texas, before moving into her own home.
However, her new place was irreparably damaged in 2017 by Hurricane Harvey, so she was forced to move back in with her daughter.
Reality star: She’s the mother of Danielle Busby, who stars on TLC’s OutDaughtered with her husband Adam. They have the only documented all-girl quintuplets in the US; still from OutDaughtered