Nikkole Paulun of 16 & Pregnant celebrated her 19th birthday over the weekend. It turned out to be quite the memorable celebration, but for all the wrong reasons! The party took place at Kalahari resort in Sandusky, Ohio, over a two-day period. While she tweeted some troubles with the hotel (allegations that have not yet been confirmed), new reports reveal that, while Paulun herself was not arrested, she was charged with underage drinking.
After the party got a little too loud, police were called and found many of the guests drinking underage, including Nikkole Paulun. According to reports, Nikkole’s blood-alcohol level was .071 which is technically under Ohio’s legal limit of .080, but since Nikkole is only 19, she was cited with underage drinking.
The night of the party, Nikkole was tweeting, and it appeared that she was going to get arrested. However, after some time, she let her fans know that she was not going to jail but her friend, Samantha, was. Also underage, Samantha was reported to be “belligerent” and even threatened to slap a cop.
A 21-year-old party guest is now in trouble for furnishing alcohol to minors. Reports suggest that Paulun’s boyfriend, Joshua Drummonds, was also at the party, but left before police arrived.
After seeing Ohio news outlets publish the story, the 16 & Pregnant star took to Twitter to refute the stories saying, “@WEWS apparently y’all don’t know the whole story!!” She also maintains that the only reason Kalahari was interested in having her at their resort is because she was on television.
It seems as though Nikkole feels targeted for her time on television and is ignoring the fact that she was drinking underage. Underage drinking is a big deal, and people are cited for it everyday, whether or not their rÃ©sumÃ© lists reality television show star as a former job.
Nikkole Paulun isn’t the first star from the franchise to get into some hot water over underage drinking. Maci Bookout was photographed several times with alcohol when she was under 21, and she and former boyfriend, Kyle King, reportedly got into a drunken hotel fight earlier this year. However, she was not charged with underage drinking.
What are your thoughts about Nikkole Paulun’s birthday disaster?
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