Extreme Makeover: Home Edition star Ty Pennington was arrested at 12:35 am on Saturday morning, May 5, in Los Angeles on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs while driving. Pennington was booked on a misdemeanor charge and released on $5,000 bail. A court date has been set for June 4.
On Monday, Ty released a statement saying: “I made an error in judgment. We all make mistakes, however this is about accountability. Under no circumstances should anyone consume alcohol while driving. I could have jeopardized the lives of others and I am grateful there was no accident or harm done to anyone. This was my wake-up call. I also want to apologize to my fans, ABC Television and my design team for my lapse in judgment and the embarrassment I have caused.”