Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello arrested for DUI and drug possession

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Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and drug possession in Napa County.

The California Highway Patrol says Chiarello was arrested after his Porsche Boxster was stopped around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on Silverado Trail. The area is a couple of miles from Yountville, where Chiarello has a restaurant, Bottega.

Chiarello was booked and released.

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Michael Chiarello during 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards - Press Room at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
MIAMI BEACH - FEBRUARY 23: Michael Chiarello poses on the red carpet before the Food Network Awards show on February 23, 2007 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
Michael Chiarello during 6th Annual Food Network Wine & Food Festival - Culinary and Lifestyle Seminar Hosted by Michael Chiarello at South Beach Wine and Food Festival Tent in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
Michael Chiarello during 'Ratatouille' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Michael Chiarello attends the Ferrero SWEET Event at 'The Waterfront' on November 16, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Chef Michael Chiarello attends the Napa Valley Film Festival Launch Celebration at the Sundance House during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Todd Oren/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 09: Chef Michael Chiarello attends the opening night of the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on August 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/FilmMagic)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 06: Chef Michael Chiarello makes Salsa di Parmigiano and Menisha during his demo at Chipotle presents Cultivate Denver, a food, music and ideas festival in the Meadow at City Park on October 6, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jason Bahr/WireImage)
NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Michael Chiarello and LP (L-R) prepare food demonstration at Live In The Vineyard at Bottega Ristorante on November 1, 2012 in Napa, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Michael Chiarello celebrity chef demonstration at Live In The Vineyard at Bottega Ristorante on November 1, 2012 in Napa, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 30: Chef Michael Chiarello is waiting for a show to start at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on May 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Michael Chiarello and Leslie Blodgett attend the 30th annual Fashion Group International Night of Stars on October 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 947 -- Pictured: Jimmy and Questlove cook with Chef Michael Chiarello on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)..
TOP CHEF DUELS -- 'Mike Isabella vs Antonia Lofaso' Episode 103 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gail Simmons, Curtis Stone, Michael Chiarello -- (Photo by: Nicole Wilder/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Chef Michael Chiarello attends Delta Presents Food with Altitude featuring Michael Chiarello, Michelle Bernstein, Linton Hopkins, Andrea Robinson and Jean-Paul Bourgeois during the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE at Union Square Events Kitchen on October 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello attends the opening night screening of 'Imitation Game' at the 4th annual Napa Valley Film Festival on November 12, 2014 in Napa, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for NVFF)
NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 13: (L - R) Shep Gordon, Mike Myers, and Michael Chiarello attend the screening of 'Supermensch' during the Napa Valley Film Festival on November 13, 2014 in Napa, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Chef Michael Chiarello poses at the KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations during the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Grand Tasting Village on February 21, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for SOBEWFF)
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A spokesman, Terry Fahn, released a statement saying the chef was embarrassed and apologizes to his family, friends and business colleagues but intends to fight misdemeanor charges.

Chiarello is known for his "Easy Entertaining" show on the Food Network.

He was arrested days after settling a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by two former servers at his San Francisco restaurant, Coqueta.

(Originally published by CBS News on Friday, November 04, 2016 at 9:03 am ET)

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