Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” sensation, Pete Davidson, finds himself in hot water as he has been charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless driving. This follows an incident earlier this year when Davidson allegedly crashed a car into a lavish Beverly Hills home. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office confirmed the charge on Friday, emphasizing the potential severity of the collision.
While specific details surrounding the incident remain undisclosed, authorities believe Davidson’s reckless driving led to the unfortunate collision. Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported as a result. The crash occurred during the late-night hours of March 4 in a residential neighborhood, as reported by CBS Los Angeles. Davidson’s girlfriend, Chase Sui Wonders, was reportedly in the vehicle at the time of the accident, according to Entertainment Tonight. Initial reports suggested that Davidson had struck a fire hydrant during the crash, as per Beverly Hills police statements.
In Los Angeles, a reckless driving conviction can carry penalties of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The District Attorney’s office expressed concerns about the rising number of traffic fatalities, which have reached a two-decade high in 2022. It emphasized the importance of taking allegations of reckless driving seriously and ensuring accountability for those involved.
CBS News reached out to Davidson’s representatives for comment but has yet to receive a response. The arraignment is scheduled for July 27, where Davidson will face the charges brought against him.