Celebrity chef Todd English charged with intoxicated driving

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CORRECTS AGE TO 54 This photo provided by the Southampton Town Police Department on Long Island shows celebrity chef Todd English, 54, after his arrest early Sunday morning, Aug 31, 2014 in Southampton, N.Y., where he was charged with driving while intoxicated. English has opened a number of restaurants around the country, including Olives, Figs, and Fish Club. He's also been a regular on television programs including "Iron Chef USA." Authorities say he posted $1,500 bail at Southampton Town Justice Court. (AP Photo/Southampton Town Police Department)
Restauranteur Todd English attends the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHASE SAPPHIRE - Chef Todd English participates in the Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge during Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit, at the Bellagio on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for Chase Sapphire/AP)
Cat Cora and Todd English dance together during Macy's Come Together launch dinner party at Macy's Herald Square Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 in New York. Beginning this week, Macy's Come Together campaign aims to raise 10 million meals for Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger relief agency, and local food banks this fall. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Macy's)
Cat Cora and Todd English dance together during Macy's Come Together launch dinner party at Macy's Herald Square Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 in New York. Beginning this week, Macy's Come Together campaign aims to raise 10 million meals for Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger relief agency, and local food banks this fall. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Macy's)
Chef Todd English sits with an unidentified woman as actress Eliza Dushku, left, looks on during the second quarter of a NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the New Jersey Nets in Boston Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Celebrity chef Todd English signs one of his cookbooks for a woman during a book signing and cooking exhibit in the culinary store Sur La Table in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005. English was among a group of chefs brought in to sign cook books, and hand out some samples of their recipes at work. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHASE SAPPHIRE - Chef Todd English, left, and chef Akira Back participate in the Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge during Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit, at the Bellagio on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for Chase Sapphire/AP)
Actress Eva Longoria, right, and chef Todd English pose on the press line at the grand opening celebration of their restaurant Beso in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 6, 2008. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Chef Todd English attends Macy's 150th anniversary celebration at Gotham Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 21: Chef Todd English and his son Oliver English arrive at the 2nd annual 'One Night for One Drop' at Aureole Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on March 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHASE SAPPHIRE - Chef Todd English, left, and Le Cordon Bleu student Todd Huelsman pose together after winning the Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge during Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Las Vegas. Huselsman won a 20,000 scholarship to fund his culinary education, courtesy of Chase Sapphire Preferred. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for Chase Sapphire/AP)
Todd English, right, arrives for Macy's Come Together launch dinner party at Macy's Herald Square Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 in New York. Beginning this week, Macy's Come Together campaign aims to raise 10 million meals for Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger relief agency, and local food banks this fall. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Macy's)
Todd English attends the premiere party for the new NBC series "Fashion Star" at Macy's Herald Square in New York, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Willie Walsh, right, CEO of British Airways, talks with chef Todd English in Terminal 7 at JFK International Airport on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in New York. British Airways announced that it will renovate its JFK terminal in a $30 million, 18-month project. English has opened the terminal's newest restaurant, Todd English's Bonfire. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Chef Todd English puts finishing garnish on his holiday meal of southern fried turkey (stuffed with sausage), beignet brussel sprouts, pumpkin gravy, bacon aoli, and honeyed cranberry cream at his restaurant "Olives" in Boston Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Celebrity chef Todd English and his friend Emily Girvin arrive at a Louis Boston party in Boston, Wednesday, July 28, 2004. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Macy's Culinary Council Chefs Johnny Iuzzini and Todd English attend the 2014 Sizzle Showdown at Macy's Herald Square on June 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Johnny Iuzzini and Todd English attend the 2014 Sizzle Showdown at Macy's Herald Square on June 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Macy's Culinary Council Chefs Todd English (C) and Johnny Iuzzini look over at a contestant's barbeque grill at the 2014 Sizzle Showdown at Macy's Herald Square on June 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

Police in Southampton said English was arrested Sunday morning on a county road on Long Island. He made a court appearance later in the day, and authorities said he posted $1,500 bail.

The circumstances of the arrest were unavailable. An email to English's representative and a call to his attorney were not immediately returned.

The chef, whose full name is William Todd English, is the creative force behind a number of restaurants around the country, including Olives, Figs and Fish Club. He also has been a regular on television programs including "Iron Chef USA."

English has written several cookbooks and has been honored by the James Beard Foundation for excellence and achievement in cuisine.

In September 2009, his former fiancee was charged with assault, and authorities accused her of hitting him with a metal wrist watch, leaving him needing multiple stitches. The couple had been scheduled to get married, but English called the wedding off.

A judge in January 2010 closed the case without prison or probation based on her going through anger management and performing community service.

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