Celebrity chef Cat Cora has been feeling the heat outside the kitchen.
The star of Around the World in 80 Plates got slapped with a DUI after failing a sobriety test following an accident in which she rear-ended another car in Santa Barbara, California. The driver of the of the other car told police that Cora appeared to have been drinking during the incident that took place around 6pm on June 17.
The 45-year-old claims to have had three beers before getting on the road, and subsequently failed two Breathalyzer tests, registering blood-alcohol levels of 0.20 and 0.19, which is over double the 0.08 limit. From a blood sample, her blood-alcohol registered 0.19.
In a statement to E! News, the Iron Chef America star said, “I deeply regret my decision to drive that evening after my designated driver became unavailable. I learned a very important lesson from this experience and take full accountability for my actions. This will never happen again.”