Drinking Away The Competition! 'Top Chef' Hopeful's Past Drunken Arrest Revealed

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Dec. 7 2016, Published 10:04 a.m. ET

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Jamie Lynch can hit the bottle just as well as he can whip up a quick meal, has learned!

Radar can exclusively reveal that the chef, 41, was arrested for driving while impaired - .15 in 2003.

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A Cabarrus county clerk confirmed to Radar that he pleaded not guilty, but the case records have been destroyed.

Lynch was later charged with operating a vehicle with no inspection and having an expired registration/card tag.

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Most recently, he was charged with having no/expired registration and cancelled/revoked/suspended certificate/tag in March of 2016.

But, Lynch isn't the only Top Chef contestant with a boozy arrest under their belt!

Radar exclusively reported that Annie Pettry was charged with possession of a malt beverage or unfortified wine before the age of 19/20 in 1997.

Watch Pettry and Lynch compete on Bravo starting December 1.

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