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Brooke Burke-Charvet drove into fence after brakes failed

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Apr 03, 2014 | 9:49am EDT

Actress and TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet deliberately crashed her sportscar into a fence on Wednesday (02Apr14) to avoid a major accident after the brakes failed. The former Dancing With the Stars co-host walked away without injury after smashing her Maserati into a chain link barrier in Calabasas, California. She passed a field sobriety test administered by police officers, and has now revealed she lost control of her car after the anti-lock braking system (ABS) failed and she chose to hit the fence rather than risk oncoming traffic. Burke-Charvet tells TMZ.com, "ABS failure in my Maserati, I was driving to (TV show) Melissa & Joey. I actually had my daughter's little friend with me and I just lost control. And I think the car behind me probably thought I was a drunk driver because I was trying to recover the swerve so that's why the cops had me do the test. It was 7:30 am, it was fine. They were really cool about it, it was safety, I think it's the law... "I actually made the choice to drive up the hill and there's a chain link fence there for safety. I mean I don't care about the car, I care about the little girl in the back of the car, so it was either oncoming traffic because I couldn't recover out of the swerve."

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