Celebrity chef Todd English has found himself in hot water. According to a report by the Associated Press on Sunday, English was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning on a county road on Long Island. The 54-year-old chef posted his own $1,500 bail at Southampton Town Justice Court shortly after the arrest.
Southampton police report that English, whose full name is William Todd English, was at the wheel of a 2011 Buick when he was pulled over near the historic Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. The arrest occurred at around 3:30 a.m., after the cops noticed English swerving out of his lane.
After he was pulled over, the chef allegedly admitted to having two glasses of wine during a celebration earlier in the night at the Sienna restaurant in East Hampton. A source told Page Six that he then refused to take a Breathalyzer test, which resulted in a misdemeanor DWI charge and he was also charged with making an improper turn. Eddie Burke Jr., English’s lawyer, said in a statement that his client “adamantly deny the allegations” and “look forward to addressing this matter in a court of law.”
English is recognized for being a regular on the television program “Iron Chef USA.” He has also written several cookbooks and has opened a number of restaurants around the country. Those restaurants include Olives, Figs, and Fish Club. This is also not the first time English has made news. He lost control of his Olives restaurant to the Gerber Group management firm because of his playboy antics after a photo emerged of English looking wasted with three topless women.