LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pete Davidson must attend traffic school and complete mandatory community service as a penalty for crashing his car into a Beverly Hills home this year, authorities said Monday.
Davidson faced a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving after the incident, the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said last month.
According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, Davidson was driving in the Beverly Hills apartments on March 4 when his Mercedes skidded off the sidewalk, hit a fire hydrant and crashed into a home. Police said the actor was driving the car with his girlfriend, Chase Sui Wonders, in the passenger seat.
No one was seriously injured in the crash, both the BHPD and the district attorney said.
Police said they did not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash and Davidson waited for police to arrive at the scene. They said he was cooperative and cordial.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said Monday that a court has placed Davidson on an 18-month «diversion program» as an alternative to prosecution. The program requires you to do 12 hours of traffic school and 50 hours of community service. Davidson can serve all three sentences in New York state, the spokesman said. They added that Davidson’s attorney «indicated that (his community’s) service is likely to be completed at NYFD.»
Davidson’s firefighter father, Scott Davidson, died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center when the comedian was 7 years old.
After the March 4 crash, police viewed surveillance footage of the crash and determined that speed was a factor.
“We believe that Mr. Davidson engaged in reckless driving, which ultimately resulted in his involvement in a serious collision with a home,” the prosecutor said last month.
A Davidson spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.
On June 28, a source close to Davidson confirmed to TODAY.com that the actor had entered rehab. The actor has previously sought help for mental health issues, including Borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety.