Police arrest, charge “Real Housewives of New Jersey” hubby with DWI

The cameras may be rolling for a second season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” but it’s a “Real” husband who’s getting a lot of unwanted attention.

Teresa Giudice's hubby, Joe, was charged with DWI early this morning in New Jersey./Credit Bravo

Teresa Giudice’s “happy wife, happy life” hubby was arrested last night and charged with driving while intoxicated following a car accident near his Towaco home.

According to The Daily Record, Giuseppe (Joe) Giudice hit a pole with a 2006 Ford at 1:47 a.m. on Jacksonville Road. When Montville police responded, the paper reports, they discovered Joe, 39, had been drinking.

Joe was transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and was later released. After providing a blood sample, the Record says, the father of four was charged with DWI. He also received summonses for assorted other infractions, including failure to maintain lane, careless driving and reckless driving.

While in custody, Montville police learned that Joe had outstanding warrants out of another town, Clifton, for violating city ordinances.  As a result, he was transferred to Clifton and held on $2,625 bail before being released, TMZ reports, at 6:20 a.m.

Although neither news report includes info as to the whereabouts of Teresa, her “Real Housewives” co-stars, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita, earlier last night tweeted that she was with them, first having drinks at The Standard hotel, followed by dinner at I Trulli, both in New York City. Although Caroline’s tweets do not mention Joe, Jacqueline includes two Joes in her second-to-last tweet of the night:

“At Vig27, with Chris, Joe, Teresa, Joe,Vic, Tamra, & Marcos. Gay bars are the best.”

Could Joe Giudice have been with the group – which evidently also included “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Barney – prior to his accident and subsequent arrest?


Megan from Bites of the Apple shares her NYC encounter with the “Real Housewives,” just hours before Joe’s crash, right here.

Update Update

The Star-Ledger reports that Joe didn’t just crash his vehicle – a Ford pickup – he flipped it. And when he spoke with a police officer about the accident, he said he had wanted to get rid of the truck anyway, the paper says.


  1. August 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    […] Oakland Diner (Oakland): Danielle Staub meets up with her only new BFF, Danny Provenzano at her favorite hangout. While she’s busy blathering on about her blueberry/banana smoothie, Danny’s chuckling over the latest dish about Joe’s scary car accident. […]

  2. Scarlett said,

    June 23, 2010 at 11:18 am

    amazing isn’t it…..aren’t he and teresa in bankruptcy, but only make $70k a year….WHO loaned them the money for their dream home???? how do you 11 million in debt when you ONLY male $79K Teresa may have to go to “work with Danielle” …..

  3. teresa lopez said,

    February 21, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    hahahaha i thought only non reality stars got dui’s and flipped cars!

  4. maggie mutu said,

    January 16, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    so he was out with friends and had drinks he is not the only man in the world to do it these people are only human he is so loving to his wife and little girls that it is very nice to see but i see you forgot to mention that and that is a very hard kind of man to find know a days

  5. avagacser said,

    January 14, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks for the confirmation, Megan! I’m adding your site to my blogroll!

  6. January 14, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    He WAS with the group!! I saw them at I Trulli!

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