Former Dancing With the Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet crashed her Maserati into an embankment in Calabasas, California on April 2. Police immediately questioned the star’s sobriety. TMZ quashed drunk driving rumors, stating that Burke-Charvet, 42, “passed the field sobriety test with flying colors.” Burke-Charvet blames the crash on a faulty steering wheel.
“Rough morning. Accident on my wAy 2 [sic] work. Tons of cops & of course photogs [sic], TMZ will have fun with this one. Poor Mazeratti… yes I was sober,” the dancer tweeted. “Of course officers had me do a sobriety test. Thx 4 [sic] all your concern. I’m totally fine. Scary accident but not so bad. Today is my lucky day actually #grateful.” The former host is right to feel grateful, experts say. At least 25,580 deadly car accidents occurred just two years ago, in 2012, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Burke-Charvet recently made headlines after being fired from ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. She was with the show for seven seasons, according to U.S. Weekly. Although she logged onto Twitter to joke about her misfortune, Burke-Charvet did not disclose producers’ reasons for terminating her. Executive producer Conrad Green was respectful, but similarly tight-lipped. “[Brooke has] been a wonderful part of the Dancing With the Stars family since her triumphant win in season 7 and will unquestionably be missed by our entire team. We’d like to thank Brooke for her years of great service,” he told U.S. Weekly. This is not the end of Burke-Charvet’s television career. She is already scheduled to guest star on ABC’s sitcom “Melissa & Joey,” according to NY Daily News.