Food Network star Ree Drummond’s nephew was charged with DWI three months after a near-fatal car crash near the family’s ranch in Oklahoma, according to a report.
Caleb Drummond was busted on April 17 in Osage County when cops found him asleep in his vehicle with guns and an open container of alcohol, TMZ reported.
Prosecutors charged Caleb with driving while impaired and for driving with an open container, according to TMZ.
Cops say he dozed off in his car, which smelled like alcohol, and had ammunition and a 9mm handgun, according to reports. Caleb was left in critical condition following the head-on collision with his uncle Ladd Drummond after the pair were fighting a fire that broke out on the ranch.
Caleb, 21, suffered leg and arm injuries as well as internal bleeding and was taken to a Tulsa hospital, while Ladd, 57, refused medical attention but suffered a fractured neck.
“I know I shouldn’t have been driving,” Caleb said after the crash, according to TMZ. “I’m glad I wasn’t caught a few hours ago.”
Following the collision, the “The Pioneer Woman” host said on Facebook that the two were in the hospital but “will both be okay,” and thanked fans for their “love and kindness.” A month later, she said her husband and nephew were “healing.”
“Caleb is doing good. He’s pretty much all healed up and back to his normal life,” said Todd, Ree and Ladd’s 17-year-old son.
Things are now looking better for the family.
In May, Drummond, 52, gushed about her daughter Alex’s wedding.
“It was even more special than any of us could have hoped for,” she wrote on her website.