"Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro says he will share details of his DWI arrest "at a later date."
The reality star released a statement to ABC News, saying, "To all my family, friends, fans and supporters, please know that I want to share and explain to you what happened today and I look forward to doing so at a later date. I appreciate your support and understanding as we handle things privately as a family."
Valastro was arrested early Thursday morning and appeared in court later that afternoon, for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
The reality TV star, who has not yet entered a plea, was offered a deal that would include a 90-day driver's license suspension and a $300 fine.
According to the prosecutor, Valastro told cops during his arrest, "I had a couple drinks. You can't arrest me! I'm the Cake Boss." The prosecutor also said that Valestro insisted several times, "I'm a good guy." He added: "Can you just put me in a cab? I don’t have to be arrested, I’m not a bad guy."
Valastro, 42, was pulled over around 1 a.m. on Thursday on Tenth Avenue on New York City's West Side. After failing a field sobriety test, he was arrested in his 2014 yellow Corvette early today for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
The reality star, who took over the family business in 1994 after the death of his father Buddy Sr., made a splash in 2009 when "Cake Boss" premiered on The Learning Channel. The show follows Valastro and his business Carlo's Bakery, located in New Jersey.
With the success of the show, Valastro has gone on to star in "Kitchen Boss" and "The Next Great Baker," both on TLC.
Valastro is due back in court on Jan. 6