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Top Chef' Contestant Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in Laguna Beach

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Sep 03, 2008 | 0 Comments

Marcel Vigneron, the runner up in Bravo's reality show “Top Chef” was arrested by Laguna Beach Police for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Vigneron was participating in cooking demonstrations at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts when the incident occurred.

Vigneron, was stopped for speeding when Laguna Beach police officers suspected Vigneron was under the influence. After the officers conducted a DUI investigation, including field sobriety tests, the officers arrested Vigneron for suspicion of drunk driving. He was released on $2,500 bail.

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Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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