The former reality TV star was busted for DUI in July after cops in Georgia say they stopped him for speeding.
According to the incident report, obtained by TMZ, Richard was pulled over for speeding. Cops say they smelled alcohol and did a field sobriety test.
And that’s when Richard entered into all the struggle. Not only did he cop to drinking after the jig was up, but cops also say they found a bag of cocaine in his car’s cupholder.
Richard was charged with DUI, speeding and possession of a controlled substance, which is a felony, amongst other charges. He has reportedly already pleaded not guilty.
During his time with Black Ink Crew, Richard O’Sh*t Duncan dealt with substance abuse issues. However, it was thought he had moved on from his demons, opening his own tattoo shop, Drip Tattoo Collective, in Atlanta after he left the reality show. We sincerely hope he’s back on the wagon.
He told TMZ, “I had a bipolar manic episode because I was off my medication for a month and I made a terrible decision I never plan to make again. I typically don’t drink, I’ve been sober for awhile now. If I can make sure I stay on my medication I’m sure I won’t do anything like that again. The hardest fight I’ve ever faced is living as a bipolar man who self-medicates when I don’t take medication.”
He also took to Instagram to offer more details on what happened and what he’s going through.