TLC Star ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Involved In Police Chase, Boyfriend Arrested
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Alana Thompson, also known as “Honey Boo Boo” from the TV show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” was involved in a three-mile car chase in Monroe County, Georgia, last Tuesday, according to the Monroe County Reporter. 

The 17-year-old was a passenger in the Dodge Charger that her boyfriend was reportedly driving. At 4:30 p.m., police ran the tags and discovered the owner of the vehicle had a warrant. When the officer tried to make a traffic stop, the driver fled, according to the outlet. 

The car chase lasted nearly three miles until the officer used a precision immobilization technique (PIT) to spin and disable the vehicle. Thompson’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Dralin Carswell, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, fleeing police, and outstanding warrants, according to People. He also received a speeding ticket. Thompson was not charged and will reportedly be a witness.

Julian Malik Divon Williams, 24, another passenger, was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Carswell was reportedly released on a $25,000 bond after spending two days in jail. He was initially wanted on a misdemeanor traffic charge, according to WFTV-9. Officers also reportedly found marijuana in the vehicle. 

Thompson and Carswell have been dating for more than two years. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she addressed criticism surrounding the couple’s age gap, saying, “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. I don’t care because, 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.”


This is Thompson’s first public relationship, according to Fox News. Both Thompson and Carswell were planning on having weight loss surgery last August, The Daily Wire previously reported

In the past, she spoke with fans about trying to lose weight naturally but had been unsuccessful. Thompson’s guardian and half-sister, Pumpkin (Lauryn Efird), gave permission for the teen to get the procedure. She was awarded custody of her younger sibling after their mother was arrested in 2019 for drug possession.

Amanda Harding contributed to this report.

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