If you want pretty good evidence that some people really should stay away from alcohol, you need look no further than Maribel Delgado. Delgado, sixth season winner of the popular TV series ‘The Bachelor,’ was charged with a misdemeanor DUI in Tampa (Florida) on Thursday morning (12th August). It’s like the red mist descends with her as soon as the alcohol gets in her blood – or maybe just in her mouth, and one never knows what trouble this will lead to next for her.
Although maybe that’s unfair. This could be just the results of what seems to be an annual blow-out for the reality TV winner. There sure does seem to be something of a pattern here.
Maribel didn’t help herself any this time by refusing to give a blood sample, but her $500 bail was posted and she escaped waiting in jail for her case to be tried. It’s not her first bad experience on the bottle, either. She seems to hit the headlines after a drink at least once every year. Not even two hours into the ‘Bachelor’ wrap party in 2007, Delgado found herself under arrest for punching her fiance, Byron Velvick, in the face, resulting in cuts to his lip. She admitted at the time that alcohol had been a factor in the incident. Their relationship ended in December 2009.
The incident at the season finale clearly didn’t shock her out of drinking. The following year, Delgado was arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. She was released from Val Verde County Correctional Facility after her her bond was posted by Velvick.
So it seems that Maribel Delgado gets a little lively after a drink and then others need to watch out around her. What drunken outburst will follow for her in 2011? What other bad behaviour is she getting up to at what should be party time that we don’t get to know about? Is it time the law got tougher on her? And should Delgado give up the bottle for good if this is how she reacts?