Heather Gay’s 2012 DUI Arrest Uncovered After Lisa Exposed Her at RHOSLC Reunion, Did She Test Positive for Amphetamines?

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Heather Gay's 2012 DUI Arrest Uncovered After Lisa Barlow Exposes Her at RHOSLC Reunion, What Happened After She Tested Positive for Amphetamines?

Heather Gay and Lisa Barlow butted heads during Sunday’s first installment of the three-part Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion after Lisa accused Heather of having a DUI. And days later, court documents have uncovered the truth about Heather’s past run-in with the law.

“I don’t have one, look it up!” Heather claimed on the show. Meanwhile, Lisa insisted, “Yes you do! I did look it up. Yes you do, you’re a liar.”

But who’s right?

According to court documents obtained by The Sun, Heather was arrested and charged with a DUI on July 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah, after an officer smelled alcohol during a traffic stop and questioned her about her drinking.

“Ms. Gay responded that earlier in the evening, she had a ‘few sips’ with friends at a local club. Ms. Gay also told Officer Harker that she had a prescription for Adderall,” the documents read.

Although Heather declined a breathalyzer, she was given a blood test (after authorities were granted a search warrant), which revealed a “blood alcohol concentration of 0.06 and a positive result for amphetamines.”

While Utah’s drunk driving threshold is currently at 0.05, it was 0.08 until December 2018, five years after Heather’s arrest, which means that although she was arrested for DUI, she wasn’t actually over the 0.08 limit of 2012.

Following her arrest, Heather pleaded not guilty to DUI and filed a motion to keep the evidence of her blood test private as it was not within the scope of the warrant.

As her motion explained,  the officer “exceeded the scope of the search warrant by instructing the toxicologist to search for amphetamines in her blood where the search warrant states ‘specifically, the substance alcohol,’ thus suggesting that alcohol was the sole item to be tested.”

After Heather’s motion was denied, the pending DUI charge against her was reduced to a reckless driving charge, and she was found guilty and sentenced to 180 days in jail.

According to the report, 178 days of Heather’s sentence were suspended and the remaining two were served in the form of community service rather than jail time.

Also as part of her sentencing, Heather was required to pay $600 in fines, ordered to attend a LIVE MADD Victim Impact Panel, and put on probation for 364 days.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season two reunion, part two, airs Sunday, March 6, at 8/7c on Bravo.

Photo Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo

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