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Ty Pennington Arrested for Alleged Drunken Driving

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Ty Pennington, the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, was arrested over the weekend in Los Angeles for allegedly driving drunk, police say.

Pennington, 42, was arrested at 12:35 a.m. Saturday by West Los Angeles traffic officers. He was booked at the county jail on a misdemeanor and released at 2:50 a.m. on $5,000 bail. A court date was set for June 4.

“I made an error in judgment,” Pennington said in a statement. “We all make mistakes; however, this is about accountability. Under no circumstances should anyone consume alcohol while driving. I could have jeopardized the lives of others and I am grateful there was no accident or harm done to anyone. This was my wake-up call.”

He added: “I also want to apologize to my fans, ABC Television and my design team for my lapse in judgment and the embarrassment I have caused.”

Pennington, a carpenter and former model, appeared on Trading Spaces on TLC for four years before hosting ABC’s Emmy-winning Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He also is a bestselling author with a promotional deal with Sears.