The charge of DWI or DUI can do more than just affect your criminal and driving record. It can have serious repercussions on your professional life as well. Celebrities and public servants can have their reputations damaged significantly by just being charged with DUI, let alone convicted. They could even lose their positions.
The head of a reality show on TLC was recently arrested for DWI in New York and may have to face these additional repercussion. The man arrested was Buddy Valastro, the star of TLC’s “Cake Boss”. In addition to the show, he also owns several bakeries in the area.
He was pulled over in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood a little after midnight after they saw his car swerving through traffic. Officers reported that he had signs of intoxication and had a blood alcohol content of 0.09, just over the 0.08 limit. He has already been in front of a judge and didn’t enter a plea. His court date is in January. Neither his lawyer, TLC, nor his bakeries have commented on the case.
It’s quite possible that his show may be dropped if he is convicted depending on his contract with TLC. Only time will tell. It is another example of how a DUI charge can negatively impact reputation. If you have been charged with DUI in Pennsylvania, you will need someone on your side to help fight for yours. Call Stephen Kellis for a free consultation with a Pennsylvania DUI lawyer.