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'American Idol'

Bikini Girl ARRESTED for DUI

3/30/2012 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katrina Darrell in a bikini
Katrina Darrell -- the chick who famously auditioned for "American Idol" in a bikini back in 2009 -- was arrested this morning for DUI ... TMZ has learned.

According to Pomona PD Sgt. Patrick O'Malley, the 24-year-old singer ... also known as "Bikini Girl" ... was arrested in Los Angeles at 12:16 AM ... with her mother in the passenger seat.

Darrell allegedly told police she was en route to a nearby hospital ... because her mom had fallen down at home.

But while Katrina was driving to the hospital, she allegedly ran a red light and smashed into another vehicle.



Darrell allegedly tried to flee the scene ... but a nearby officer who heard the crash responded and pulled over Katrina's 2004 Toyota Camry.

When the officer approached Katrina, he smelled booze ... and gave her a field sobriety test. She performed poorly ... and was arrested for DUI.

Katrina -- who was crying hysterically during the arrest -- was hauled to a nearby police station ... where she took a breathalyzer test ... and blew a .15 and a .17 ... WAYYYY over the legal limit, .08.

Katrina was eventually cited and released just after 6AM. As for her mom, an ambulance was called to the scene of the arrest ... but her condition is unclear.

Things could get worse for Katrina ... we're told she could also face charges for hit and run for allegedly trying to flee the scene of the initial accident.

We reached out to Katrina for comment -- so far, no response.

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JM1974    

really TMZ....really

915 days ago
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INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

Well.... LaShawn Holley is finally done with Linds. Maybe she can help - she's a wizard at scoring free passes to "celebrity" vehicular menaces.

915 days ago
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Gloria    

Is Drinking and driving illegal anymore its not like california will send her to jail. Dont worry nothing will happen to you.

915 days ago
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Delaware D    

Who?? And what? And...ummmm...who??

915 days ago
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CLINT    

I love the koi fish poking out of her bikini bottoms. Nice pattern. Almost looks like a ***** cats face. Or am I reading this wrong.

915 days ago
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Joe    

drunk and with mom in the car. hmmm... white trash !

915 days ago
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Tanya    

Hey is that picture of her wearing a bikini....is that a picture of a couple of fish on her bikini bottoms? Is she try to point out that it smells like Tuna way down there???....LOL!

915 days ago
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MP    

Throw her in jail. I'm tired of hearing about people driving drunk and having there be no consequences. There's no deterrent to the behavior.

915 days ago
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Atlgb    

Talentless attention whore who has been milking her literally 15 seconds of "fame" since 2009. Wouldn't be surprised if the pic shown is her current mug shot.

915 days ago
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Hrtbreaker    

Thanks TMZ! I was wondering whatever happened to her. Thanks for giving a deserving, hard working girl another 5 more minutes of fame.

915 days ago
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There's a problem here    

It's easier to get drunk and drive mom to the hospital instead of calling 911? After the bikini fiasco, I think this woman is rather delusional, so it all makes sense. She's probably thinking she's Lindsay 2.0.

915 days ago
12.

Carl    

TMZ continues to stretch the term "celebrity" to the breaking point!

915 days ago
13.

Steph    

Her booking info shows that she's a male. Ha!
Booking No.: 3103210 Last Name: DARRELL First Name: KATRINA Middle Name: CHERE

Sex: M Race: H Date Of Birth: 09/29/1987 Age: 24 Hair: BLK Eyes: BRO Height: 508 Weight: 115
Charge Level: M (Misdemeanor)

915 days ago
14.

arale norimaki    

who are you and why should i care?

915 days ago
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just sayin    

ever heard of an ambulance sweetie? they could help fix your mother while avoiding the whole drunk driving part.

915 days ago
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