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Ty Pennington Arrested For DUI

Posted Monday May 7, 2007 11:44 PM GMT

Well doesn't this just change everything! Ty Pennington, the host of ABC network's reality TV series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," was arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles over the weekend - bound to tarnish his squeaky-clean, good-guy image.

In a statement released Monday by his publicist, Stan Rosenfield, Pennington said, "I made an error in judgment. We all make mistakes, however this is about accountability."

TMZ first reported that the 42-year-old Pennington was booked on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs while driving.

Pennington released a statement reading: "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," Pennington said. "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."

The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to inmate information posted on the county Sheriff's Department Web site.

Pennington quickly ponied up the $5,000 bail, being released after a two hour stay. The TV host is due back in court on June 4.