Steve Wilkos wasn’t entirely honest about his car accident last month. The talk show host and former police officer confessed that he was under the influence of alcohol when he flipped his car and was not reaching for his glasses, as previously stated.
According to TMZ, police in Darien, Conn. have charged Wilkos, 53, with DUI in the single car crash that sent him to the hospital and put his self-titled TV show on a brief break while he recovered.
As previously reported, Wilkos initially told the press that he usually wears glasses when he drives, but wasn’t wearing them at the time of the accident. He went as far as to claim that he was reaching for his spectacles when his car hit several roadside objects before flipping on its passenger side.
“Over the course of my life, I have been struggling with bouts of depression and on the day of my accident, I had a complete lapse in judgement which resulted in me drinking and getting behind the wheel of my car,” he told the outlet in a statement. “This experience reinforces my commitment to get the professional help that I need and I have recently completed an intensive medically supervised program.”
There’s currently no word on whether or not this development will affect production on “The Steve Wilkos Show.”
Reps for Wilkos did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.