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The star of reality TV show "Cake Boss" was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in Manhattan on Thursday morning.
Buddy Valastro was allegedly observed swerving through traffic in his yellow Chevrolet Corvette when he was stopped for suspected drunken driving, reports WNBC-TV. Police say that Valastro showed physical signs of intoxication and failed a subsequent breathalyzer test of his blood alcohol concentration.
Valastro's arrest isn't the first run-in with the law by a cast member of the TLC reality series.
Former Co-Star Arrested for Sexual Assault
In 2010, Valastro's brother-in-law and former co-star on "Cake Boss" Remigio "Remy" Gonzales was arrested for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl in New Jersey. Gonzales was charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Gonzales left the show following his arrest. In 2012, he was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault, reports CBS News. Prosecutors in that case said that once Gonzales finished serving his sentence he will likely be deported to Mexico.
New York DWI Law
Although the DWI charge against Valastro is far less serious than the criminal charges against Gonzales, under New York DWI laws Valastro may still face stiff criminal penalties if convicted of driving while intoxicated.
The New York Vehicle and Traffic Code imposes a fine of up to $500 and as much as 15 days in jail for a first DWI offense. For the second offense within five years, the potential criminal penalties are increased to a fine of up to $750 and as much as 30 days in jail. For a third conviction in a 10-year span, a defendant may be fined up to $1500 and sentenced to 180 days in jail.
Valastro is currently awaiting arraignment, which a court representative said would occur sometime Thursday afternoon, reports The Jersey Journal.