According to People Magazine, Ty Pennington, the hunky host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, was arrested for DUI. His clean-cut image is now tarnished, but not gone with this unfortunate event. The article states:
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.
Ty released a statement to the public saying:
“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.”
The irony of the whole thing is this information reported by Media Week:
File under bad timing: Hachette Filipacchi Media is teaming up with remodeling guru Ty Pennington for a new special-interest shelter magazine, Ty Pennington At Home.
Under the circumstances, Pennington may also be regretting some of the language in the magazine. A Thai-themed menu includes a recipe for “Tytinis” and encourages readers to “Thai one on.” A DIY column shows readers how to build their own wine rack.
Ok. Yes, he used poor judgement. No, he shouldn’t have been driving after drinking. But I plan to find out how to make a Tytini. After all, I already have a wine rack.