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Bryan Voltaggio charged with drunken driving in Baltimore

Chef Bryan Voltaggio was arrested on drunken-driving charges June 6 on Howard Street, according to public records.

The "Top Chef" finalist was stopped at 12:20 a.m. in the 100 block of S. Howard St. and charged with three drunken-driving counts, including driving under the influence, which indicates a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. Courts records indicate that Voltaggio did not contribute to an accident or injury.

The 38-year-old Frederick-area resident opened his first restaurant in Baltimore in late June. Aggio is in Power Plant Live, less than a mile from the point of arrest. 

Voltaggio's other restaurants are in the Frederick and Washington areas.

Voltaggio did not respond immediately to messages requesting comment. His defense attorney, Peter V. Markuski, did not immediately respond to a message asking for comment. Voltaggio is set to appear in Baltimore City District Court on Sept. 19.

This story was first reported in the Frederick News-Post.

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