March 18, 2016 2:44 pm

Dale Levitski, ‘Top Chef’ contestant, arrested on suspicion of DUI

Dale Levitski in his 'Top Chef' publicity photo.


American executive chef Dale Levitski, who appeared on Season 3 and the All-Stars version of Top Chef as a contestant, has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Nashville, Tenn.

Levitski, 42, approached a sobriety stop on Friday morning, and police officers claimed they could smell alcohol coming off of him. (The traffic stop was set up for St. Patrick’s Day revellers.)

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Officers administered a sobriety test and they found Levitski showed multiple signs of impairment, according to the affidavit filed. He failed a breath test —his blood alcohol level was .092.

The police said Levitski told them he knew “he should not have driven due to St. Paddy’s Day.”

Levitski was booked into a Nashville jail at 2:20 a.m., and posted bail just before 10:30 a.m.

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Levitski owns restaurant Sinema in Nashville.

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