“Cake Boss” Admits to Driving While Impaired in NYC, Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro, said Monday that he was “very disappointed” in himself and didn’t know that his ability to drive had been affected.[fwdevp preset_id=”8″ video_path=”C6GTkl1DEHM”]
According to a report by the Associated Press, Valastro said he had learned a valuable lesson from his arrest last month.
The reality TV star told the court that one drink is too many and he would practices that lesson before getting behind the wheel.
Driving while impaired is considered a violation but not a crime.
His driver’s license will be suspended for three months and he must pay about a $300 fine and attend classes on the hazards of drinking and driving.
Valastro said he pleaded guilty to own up to his mistake.
Valastro, 37, had been pulled over by police shortly after 1 a.m. on Nov. 13 after they observed him driving his yellow 2014 Corvette traveling north on 10th Avenue erratically.
Police said he was weaving in and out of his lane before being stopped near the corner of West 32nd Street.
When police asked him to step out of the car police said he was unsteady on his feet. He failed a breath test and was taken into custody.
Valastro released a statement to the press just after his arrest:
“To all my family, friends, fans and supporters, please know that I want to share and explain to you what happened today and I look forward to doing so at a later date. I appreciate your support and understanding as we handle things privately as a family.”
Valastro gained national attention after his family’s bakery was featured on the TLC reality television series “Cake Boss.” The show focused on Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, which the Valastro family owns.
Valastro has since opened several more bakeries, including one in Morristown.