It looks like Lori Harvey- aka. the stepdaughter of TV host Steve Harvey- is potentially facing jail time for her involvement in a hit and run.
Lori was unfortunately arrested on October 20th after leaving the scene of a car accident she had caused that same day. TMZ reports that police responded to the crash around 9:48 pm. The model appeared tot have been driving her G-Wagon when it hit a parked car and rolled over. She then presumed to walk away from the scene without calling authorities.
Lori was picked up near the scene of the accident. The publication confirms the model was arrested for a misdemeanour hit and run and also for delaying a police investigation. She was not, however, booked and taken into custody. Rather, she was given a misdemeanour citation and released at the spot she was picked up.
“She identified herself properly and signed a written promise to appear in court,” the Beverly Hills police department said in a statement.
However, the 22-year old may not have evaded jail time completely. Experts say the celebrity offspring could still spent time behind bars for her actions. “[Lori] definitely could go to jail,” lawyer Sharen H. Ghatan, Esq., the founder of California Legal Counsel, told Hollywood Life.
“A hit and run is serious. Sometimes people don’t realize that it does involve jail,” he continued. “It is going to be likely for somebody like [Lori], who probably has no priors, to resolve this with a restitution hearing — which means she can resolve this with a monetary penalty. She’s probably going to get off.”
The car accident isn’t the only reason Lori’s name has been in the headlines recently. Earlier this week, fans noticed the star had unfollowed her boyfriend P. Diddy, 49, on Instagram after paparazzi photos showed him getting cozy with another female. She was still following her boyfriend’s sons Justin Combs, 25, and Christian Combs, 21, though.
Lori and Diddy’s split came as a surprise for many fans, especially given how close Lori appeared to be with his family. Earlier this year, Lori even posted a sweet message for Diddy’s late girlfriend and mother of his children, Kim Porter. “Having a hard time processing this one. You were such a beautiful person inside and out,” Lori wrote.
“Thank you for always being so sweet and loving to me,” she continued. “I’m so glad I told you how much I loved and missed you last time I saw you. Your energy was truly something special. An angel on earth and now in heaven. RIP Momma Kim.”