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‘Top Chef’ Bryan Voltaggio pleads guilty to DUI

Chef Bryan Voltaggio Voltaggio pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)

Former ‘Top Chef’ contestant and restaurateur Bryan Voltaggio pleaded guilty Friday in District Court for Baltimore City  to driving under the influence of alcohol.

The celebrity chef was arrested in the early hours of June 6 in Baltimore, where he recently opened Aggio, the latest addition to his eatery empire, which also includes Volt, Range and Family Meal.

Court records show that Voltaggio was sentenced to probation before judgment, an alternative to a conviction in which there’s a period of probation after which the defendant may expunge the matter from his record. Calls to his publicist and lawyer were not returned.