Look Out Emily! ‘The Bachelorette’ Contestant Joe Gendreau Has Criminal Past (EXCLUSIVE)

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One of the suitors trying to win The Bachelorette Emily Maynard’s heart has a secret past, Celebuzz has exclusively learned.

Joe Gendreau may appear doe-eyed and innocent in the official photo album of contestants that was released last week, showing the 25 lucky men who will compete for the single mother’s heart — however, he was a wild one in his youth.

According to court records obtained by Celebuzz, Gendreau, 27, was found guilty of a misdemeanor in September 2008 — for driving under the influence in his home state of Florida. The legal limit for drunk driving in Florida is .08.

This isn’t Joe’s first run in with the law though.

The would-be reality challenger was also busted for urinating in public in 2005 — and also running a red light in 2008.

The Floridian, who now lives in Los Angeles, will challenge 24 others including a mushroom farmer, a race car driver (like Maynard’s late fiancé, Ricky Hendrick), a marine biologist and a model in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The new season of The Bachelorette premieres May 14.

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