Tom Martino calls argument that led to arrest a 'foolish mistake,' calls alcohol a 'major catalyst'

Tom Martino called the argument with wife that led to his arrest Friday a "foolish mistake."

Martino said he over-reacted and alcohol was a "major catalyst."

Full statement from Tom Martino, dated Dec. 22:

Holly and I remain deeply in love and committed to each other and to our family.

The incident that happened Friday night was a foolish mistake.

We were both drinking too much. We got into an argument that escalated over a struggle for a cell phone. We were both inadvertently injured and we were not trying to hurt each other.

My over-reaction was uncalled for. I am ashamed of my behavior. I should’ve walked away. I also believe alcohol was a major catalyst. We are dealing with our issues through professional Christian spiritual counseling, with mutual love and support.

We advise anyone dealing with these struggles to seek help before there is an incident.

Tom Martino

Martino added, "I realize I have many detractors ... and they will use this as "ammunition" as always. That is part of life. But for those who know my heart and soul ... for those supporting and loving Holly and I through this and other rough times recently, we want you to know how much we appreciate you."

Martino was arrested late Friday night for assault and disturbance, police and public records confirm.

Martino, who bills himself as the "Troubleshooter" left Fox 31 in 2011 but still has a program on KHOW AM.

The 60-year-old Martino was booked into the downtown Denver jail Saturday, according to records.  The records did not indicate where the alleged offense occurred.

Martino, who gives consumer advice, filed for bankruptcy in 2011, according to public records.