Who is Christopher LaVoie? Man behind ‘4 Days’ reality shows has history of run-ins with police, dubious business ventures and has reportedly had a couple of run-ins with the law
Christopher LaVoie, who has created four reality TV series on the Food Network in the last decade, was arrested in February 2011 for drunken driving. Police said he was driving erratically and swerving across lanes of traffic before careening head on into a concrete guardrail on Interstate 5 in San Luis Obispo, California, and then hitting a utility pole. LaVoie hit the guardrail after he lost control of his Ford F-150 truck just after midnight. He was arrested and released on March 8, 2011, without having been charged. By the following May, LaVoie, 37, had run into several more legal woes, including charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving in both California and Florida. In 2008, he plead guilty to a charge of driving under the influence and received a three-month jail sentence. LaVoie was later sentenced to a suspended one-year term of jail to serve 18 months in jail and two years of probation.
Christopher LaVoie was booked on May 9, 2008, into the Alameda County jail in San Leandro, California for drunken driving. He had fled the scene of an accident in which he was allegedly intoxicated. He was arrested for DUI in the Alameda County Jail.
In June 2008, LaVoie pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Denton to a year of formal probation, a $2,000 fine, a 60-day jail sentence and a nine-month driver’s license suspension. He was fined $1,000 and was given 15 days in jail in December 2008 for driving under the influence.
In January 2009, LaVoie’s probation was revoked by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kenneth E. Ylvisaker after LaVoie tested positive for alcohol and was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.11. In July 2009, LaVoie was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and was later sentenced to eight months in jail. In 2010, LaVoie was arrested in Florida for reckless driving in which he reportedly struck a parked car