The Real Housewives of Orange County mom was stopped by police in Rancho Santa Margarita, California for a suspected traffic violation, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesperson told E! News. She was then placed under arrest for allegedly driving under the influence and taken to a jail. Gina was released with a citation around noon on Friday, February 1.
"I made a very bad choice the other night after a mom’s night out," Gina said in a statement to The Daily Dish. "I am extremely disappointed in myself and regret my actions wholeheartedly. I have learned a valuable lesson and hope to show you all that this one incident does not define me."
Gina joined RHOC in the most recent season, Season 13. Fans watched the Long Island native adjust to West Coast life, expanding her social circle and getting to know her fellow OC Housewives. Gina also let fans into the ups and downs of her personal life, including raising three young children and her divorce from husband Matt Kirschenheiter.