Karen Huger Speaks Out On 'Emotional State' Following Car Crash, DUI Charge

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Real Housewives of Potomac star Karen Huger is speaking out about her 'emotional state' as she faces DUI and DWI charges in connection to a car crash in Maryland.

On Tuesday (March 19), Huger, 60, was charged with a DUI and DWI following a single-vehicle collision in her 2017 Maserati at around 11:50 p.m., court documents obtained by PEOPLE state.

Authorities said Huger crossed a median and hit multiple street signs. According to TMZ, law enforcement also noted that Huger was driving in an "aggressive manner" and very fast before the collision.

Huger wasn't arrested after the crash but she received several citations. She is also facing charges of "negligently driving a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner endangering property, life, and person, as well as recklessly driving a vehicle in wanton and willful disregard for the safety of persons and property," PEOPLE reports. More charges the reality star faces include "failure to control vehicle speed on the highway to avoid a collision, driving a vehicle in excess of reasonable and prudent speed on the highway, driving a vehicle on the highway with suspended registration, and failure to notify administration of change of address within 30 days."

In a statement to TMZ, Huger explained her "emotional state" on the night of the crash.

"Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes during this very frightening experience," Huger said. "I am still in shock from last night's incident, but grateful to be alive today. With the passing of my Beloved Mother, Grief comes and goes in waves, and with Mother's Day approaching it has felt more like a tsunami."

"Last night I met a girlfriend for dinner, we talked and brought up some very emotionally sensitive topics," she continued. "I was crying on my way home and saw a car heading right for me. I swerved to avoid the head-on collision, hit the divider, and then a tree. I'm hurt, bruised up a bit, but so grateful I am alive! I did receive citations, one of which was unrelated to the incident which is understandable, but what was most surprising is that the car that almost hit me just drove away!"

"I would like to stress, it’s important to understand your emotional state when driving and may this be a reminder to all to use their seatbelts, my Mother may be my Guardian Angel but the seatbelt saved my life."

Huger is set to appear in court, but it's unclear when.

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