Video footage of Cat Cora before her DUI charge has been released online.
The star of the cooking competition Iron Chef was busted in July of last year for driving under the influence of alcohol. The video was taken by the man she rear-ended during the accident.
Cat Cora was charged with DUI after she hit a car at stop light in Sana Barbara last year. The driver believed the chef might be intoxicated, so he decided to film the entire exchange. Although Cora appears even-tempered, it’s clear she’s not happy about the situation.
The chef appears a little upset with the man whose car she struck during the accident. At one point during the conversation, Cat Cora observed that she was being filmed by “two nerds” who “don’t want to do something exciting with their lives.”
When a woman off-camera asks if Cora has insurance, she responds with: “Just because I bumped your car?”
While the Iron Chef star stated that she only consumed three beers on the day the accident took place, she later blew a .19 on the breathalyzer. This is roughly double the limit allowed by law.
The chef said in a prepared statement:
“I deeply regret my decision to drive that evening after my designated driver became unavailable. I learned a very important lesson from this experience and take full accountability for my actions.”
News of Cat Cora’s DUI made the rounds last summer after her mugshot went viral. She was taken to a “sobering center” following her arrest.
Cat Cora is probably best known for her appearances on the television series Iron Chef America. Cora also worked on the Bravo show Around the World in 80 Plates.
What do you think about the footage of Cat Cora prior to her DUI arrest? Do you think the chef’s behavior was out of line?