"I know that I'm wrong," the reality star says of his behavior toward NYPD officers
Nearly three months after Buddy Valastro was arrested in New York for driving under the influence, the Cake Boss star says he was absolutely in the wrong – and wants the public to know that he’s sorry.
“I learned a valuable lesson,” Valastro, 37, told Extra‘s Mario Lopez.
“I was out for a business dinner, I had one glass too many,” explained Valastro, 37, of his Nov. 13 NYPD pull-over. “When I got into the car I thought I was fine to drive, and obviously I wasn’t, and the cops did their job.”
Valastro didn’t confirm or deny that he tried to use his fame to get out of the DWI arrest, but he did address the reports: “If I did say anything like that I totally apologize to him and the police department. I’m not like that.”
Valastro Tweeted a similar apology on Dec. 1 after he pled guilty to the charge: “I thought I was fine to drive, but I wasn’t. I put people in danger. I am very disappointed in myself,” he wrote before urging fans not to drive after “even one drink.”
With a 90-day license suspension and a $300 fine behind him, Valastro says he “paid the price. I manned up. I know that I’m wrong.”