Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson’s boyfriend Dralin Carswell was arrested on Tuesday in Georgia.

The 21-year-old was taken in for a suspected DUI, which is driving under the influence, as well as running from the police and having outstand warrants.

His 17-year-old girlfriend Alana was in the car with him when he was chased by police cars, it was claimed by TMZ on Thursday.

The daughter of Mama June Shannon was not arrested and was later picked up at the police station by her older sister Pumpkin, who serves as her guardian.

Carswell was handcuffed when he was taken into Monroe County after leading cops on a three mile chase, the site claimed. 

It was also claimed that Dralin had marijuana on him at the time of the arrest.

Bad news: Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson's boyfriend Dralin Carswell was arrested on Tuesday in Georgia. Seen in 2022

Bad news: Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson’s boyfriend Dralin Carswell was arrested on Tuesday in Georgia. Seen in 2022 

Monroe County Reporter first broke the story. 

He was also with a friend Julian Malik Divon Williams, who was also arrested for outstanding warrants. 

Alana and Dralin have been dating for over a year.

The problem began when police looked into the tags on his Dodge Charger.

Police found out that Dralin was the owner of the car and the plates indicated that he had outstanding warrants in out of Wilkinson County.

Monroe County Lt. John Thompson told the site that one of his officers tried to pull over Dralin in a ‘traffic stop’ to look into the situation with the warrants.

But he would not pull over which led to a police chase.

The chase lasted for about three miles before the police did a ‘pit maneuver,’ where the cop car taps the front of the vehicle, making it spin out, the site added.

Dralin was then reportedly arrested for DUI, running from the police and his outstanding warrants. 

 

 

 

 

 

Carswell, 21, was reportedly arrested and accused of statutory rape in 2019, before beginning his relationship with the reality star, 16.

Dralin was arrested on May 29, 2019 and originally charged with statutory rape, according to police and court documents obtained by The Sun.

The alleged victim was not Alana, and the incident appears to have occurred before they began their relationship, the publication notes. 

The alleged victim was brought into the police department by her mother, who claimed Dralin, then age 18, climbed into her daughter’s window and had sex with the minor, then age 15, according to The Sun, citing the police report. 

The officer wrote in the report that they interviewed the minor.

‘I asked the daughter if it was consensual, and she stated “Yes.”‘

The minor also informed the officer that ‘her plan with Carswell was for him to come to the house and while there they had consensual unprotected sex in her bedroom,’ The Sun reports. 

Police were then allegedly told by Dralin that the minor ‘was his girlfriend and they had talked about him coming to her house… but he did not actually go to the house,’ according to the site. 

Dralin claimed to police that he had been at his friend’s house all day and night.

Alana and Dralin have now been dating for over a year and her family has approved of him despite their age difference

Alana and Dralin have now been dating for over a year and her family has approved of him despite their age difference

But, when the friends Dralin claimed he was with were interviewed by police, two of them informed investigators they dropped Dralin off at the 15-year-old’s home and picked him up over an hour later, reports The Sun. 

The friends then allegedly informed police that when they picked him back up, Dralin ‘was scared and told them to drive fast’ as the minor’s ‘mama had caught him inside the house.’

Initially, Dralin was charged with statutory rape but ‘ultimately completed a pretrial diversion program that resulted in the dismissal of a claim for making a false statement to law enforcement’, according to The Sun.

Dralin agreed to complete the terms of the program in exchange for a dismissal during a pretrial diversion hearing in June 2021, according to The Sun. 

While many have expressed outrage of the pair's four-year age gap, Alana and Dralin live in Georgia where the age of consent is 16; pictured in a photo posted September 2021

While many have expressed outrage of the pair’s four-year age gap, Alana and Dralin live in Georgia where the age of consent is 16; pictured in a photo posted September 2021 

During the hearing, the assistance district attorney said Dralin ‘was charged with statutory rape, misdemeanor grade’ but ‘Based on the evidence we didn’t feel like we could prove the statutory rape but could prove making a false statement,’ according to The Sun. 

The assistant district attorney also said, ‘This is the first time Mr. Carswell has been in trouble. He is here today before the court representing himself. So the recommendation was a pretrial diversion in that situation.

‘I’ve spoken to the mother of the 15-year-old and she’s in agreement with the recommendation which is Mr. Carswell successfully complete this pretrial status and then his case will be dismissed.

‘The conditions are $100 administrative cost. He’s to consume no alcohol, controlled substances or intoxicants not prescribed by a physician. He’s to complete a certified addiction evaluation and complete any recommendations. Submit to drug and alcohol screens at his expense. Perform 20 hours of community service. He’s to have no contact with [the minor] and he’s to attend and complete the moral recognition class program through JAG probation.’

In September 2021, The Sun claimed that she was 'attached at the hip' with Carswell

In September 2021, The Sun claimed that she was ‘attached at the hip’ with Carswell

Dralin fulfilled all the requirements and his case was dismissed on December 13, 2021, The Sun reports. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to a representative of the family for comment. 

Alana and Dralin have now been dating for over a year and her family has approved of him despite their age difference.

While many have expressed outrage of the pair’s four-year age gap, Alana and Dralin live in Georgia where the age of consent is 16.

In September 2021, The Sun claimed that she was ‘attached at the hip’ with Carswell.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carswell attended a Nashville technical school but now lives near in Georgia near Alana and her sister Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, 22, the site reported.

While he was ‘quiet at first’ around her loved ones, a source told the outlet that Carswell is ‘like one of the family now’ and is ‘as fun and crazy as the rest of them.’

‘Dralin and Alana hang out together all the time,’ the insider added of the duo, who went Facebook official in March 2021.

As Alana saves up for her first car, her car fanatic beau has generously let her drive his Chevrolet Camaro, which he considers ‘his baby.’

In Georgia, 16 is the youngest age a person can give his or her lawful consent to sexual activities.



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