Kim Richards of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills was arrested early on 16 April morning after an alleged drunken confrontation with a police officer.

The RHOBH star was arrested at 1.30am at the Beverly Hills Hotel after she reportedly drank too much, according to the US Weekly report.

According to the Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman, Richards, 50, appeared to have "had too much to drink and was disturbing some of the other patrons" in the hotel's restaurant.

The troubled reality star was asked to leave by hotel security but refused. Later, Richards entered the hotel's restroom and then refused to come out.

Despite their differences her co-stars, Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump, and Lisa Rinna took to Twitter to offer support.

Kim Richards' arrest has put her already distressed family into full crisis mode. But, according to a Radar Online report, Kyle Richards is still refusing to speak with her sister.

"The whole family has been worried about Kim," a source close to the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star told Radar.

The sisters have been battling ever since Kim's dog bit Kyle's daughter on the hand and their fractured relationship has been exposed on the RHOBH reunion. But Kim's arrest isn't changing their situation now.

"Kyle has been saying that Kim needs help for months and she wasn't shocked when she learned she got arrested. She wants their sister Kathy [Hilton] to help convince Kim to get treatment and to face her issues. She isn't talking to Kim right now."

The source said the news that Kim was "drinking vodka tonics all night," was not a surprise.

"They never thought she was sober and this is really upsetting them." The source revealed that the family is coming together to try and force Kim to confront her problems. "They're in crisis mode right now."

However Kyle Richards denied these accusations and called the story "inaccurate."

She tweeted: