Kim Mathers, the ex-wife of popular Detroit rapper Eminem, avoided standing trial for driving under the influence by pleading no contest Tuesday, October 18, 2016. According to Click On Detroit, Mathers crashed the vehicle in Macomb Township, near 23 Mile and Card Road, last October and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Police and emergency personnel realized Mathers was upside-down in SUV which hit a light pole just after noon. In cellphone footage, reportedly showing the aftermath of the crash, and officer is heard saying, "You know who it is? It's Kim Mathers. She's hammered." According to the police report, Mathers told police she'd drank a fifth of Malibu rum and crashed the car on purpose. Police believe the crash was a failed suicide attempt
Kim called in to local Detroit radio show “Mojo in the Morning” on 95.5 FM in May of 2016, according to CNN, to clear up what happened during her crash in 2015. "I did this on purpose and I'm so sorry," Mathers said on the show. "I never lied to [first responders]. I told them everything that I did. I said that I was sorry and that it was intentional and I didn't expect to make it out alive." On October 18th, Mathers decided to plead no contest and move on. Outside of court, Mathers and her attorney had very little to say. "I just want to put this all behind me," she said. Mathers is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 22. Her lawyer said there are no terms to the plea.
Kim Mathers and rapper Eminem (whose real name is Marshall Mathers) were teenage sweethearts who married in 1999 before divorcing in 2001. In 2006 they briefly remarried before splitting again. The couple share a daughter, Hailie, and Eminem reportedly adopted his former wife's daughter from another relationship.
Drinking and driving is never a good idea. Whether Ms. Mathers was trying to commit suicide or thought that saying to is a good defense is irrelevant because Ms. Mathers put the lives of other drivers in danger when she attempted to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Luckily, no one, including Ms. Mathers was injured due to her recklessness. If you or anyone you know has been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, call at The Michigan Law Firm. Our attorneys are highly experienced in dealing with all types of automobile accidents, including those involving drunk drivers. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM, for a free consultation.