The American Idol dirt is officially starting to spill.
After tearfully opening up in his audition about his 2009 drunken driver-related car crash, it turns out contestant Stefano Langone himself was arrested for a DUI just a year after the incident.
Reports say Stefano was caught by a Washington State Patrol trooper for "speeding and changing lanes without signaling." He then failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.
"While en route [to police headquarters], Langone began singing," the arresting trooper said in his report.
News later surfaced that Stefano was released after eight hours on $500 bail.
In a deal with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty this past November to a reduced charge of negligent driving and received a suspended 90-day jail sentence, fined $863 and ordered to take a drug-and-alcohol-education course. The judge also warned Stefano to stay out of trouble for two years or risk being back behind bars.
Stefano will take the stage Wednesday as a part of Season 10’s top 12.