Looks like Matt Keough won't be appearing anytime soon on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County
as he now faces 180 days in jail. The 52-year-old former Major League Baseball pitcher was sentenced to prison last Friday after admitting he violated the terms of his probation by drinking at a Marriott hotel bar on December 18, 2007.
Keough appeared on the reality series The Real Housewives of Orange County
with his wife, former Playboy
playmate Jeana Keough
, who remains to be one of the main stars of the show. As of the third season, Jeana announced that they have separated.
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Keough's arraignment was supposed to commence on Monday, but he already pleaded guilty on Friday at the Harbor Justice Center before Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Borris. His probation stemmed from a 2005 incident in which he failed to stop at a red light and crashed his SUV into another vehicle that consequently hit and injured a man, who was walking his bicycle across the street intersection. Keough reportedly wandered away after the accident and was found at a nearby store with his blood alcohol level "2.5 times the legal limit." This led to his arrest on felony DUI charges.
After spending a total of six months in two different rehab programs, Keough eventually pleaded guilty to drunk driving and spent three months in prison. He was later released, but was still on probation, which required him not to consume any alcohol. He was arrested last December after a Newport Beach police officer recognized The Real Housewives
husband and was aware he's not supposed to be drinking. His latest arrest shortly came following his release from his seven-week stint at the Newport Beach City Jail on December 12.
Keough's defense attorney Joseph McGinley could not be reached to comment on his client's latest jail sentence, although he previously stated that Keough is “committed to getting the treatment he needs.”
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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