Cat Cora, celebrity chef, 'deeply regrets' DUI
Celebrity chef Cat Cora said that she "deeply regrets" driving the night of her recent DUI arrest.
"I deeply regret my decision to drive that evening after my designated driver became unavailable," Cora said in a statement to Access Hollywood. "I learned a very important lesson from this experience and take full accountability for my actions. This will never happen again."
Cora was arrested the night of June 17, 2012 in Santa Barbara, Calif. after causing a minor traffic accident - rear-ending another vehicle. The officers who arrived on the scene noted that Cora was showing signs of alcohol intoxication.
The 45-year-old chef told police officers at the time that she drank three bottles of beer and was on her way home. She also revealed that she had an argument with her partner Jennifer Cora earlier in the evening.
Cora's breathalyzer tests registered her Blood Alcohol Content at .20 and .19, more than twice the legal limit of .08.
Cora was charged with a DUI and her arraignment is scheduled for July 26.
The Greek-American chef is known for her role as an Iron Chef on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" and for her co-hosting duties on Bravo's "Around the World in 80 Plates."