'Top Chef' runner-up arrested on suspicion of DUI
Marcel Vigneron was taken in off Coast Highway in Laguna Beach on Saturday.
By KELLI HART
The Orange County Register
Before making a cooking demonstration at the Festival of Arts on Sunday, Marcel Vigneron of Bravo's reality show "Top Chef" first stopped at the Laguna Beach jail on Saturday.
Vigneron was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at 12:45 a.m. Saturday off of Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, according to Laguna Beach police records.
Laguna Beach police pulled over the reality show star near Vista Del Sol and he was given a blood test when the officer noticed he may have been under the influence, said Sgt. Jason Kravetz of the Laguna Beach Police Department
Vigneron, who was initially stopped on suspicion of speeding, was taken into custody and his bail was set at $2,500.
Vigneron, runner-up on the second season of "Top Chef," was among the celebrities who attended the Pageant of the Masters benefit gala Saturday.
On Sunday, Vigneron made his scheduled appearance, where he gave a cooking demonstration.
Vigneron, a Las Vegas resident, can still drive a vehicle despite the DUI arrest, Kravetz said. He has 30 days to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles, but authorities here can also notify Nevada officials.