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Pete Davidson charged with reckless driving following Beverly Hills crash

Pete Davidson charged with reckless driving following Beverly Hills crash

The former SNL star has been charged

Comedian and actor Pete Davidson has been charged with reckless driving after an incident in March where he reportedly crashed his car into a home.

At around 11pm on 4 March, Davidson was driving through Beverly Hills with his girlfriend Chase Sui Wonders when the 29-year-old's car allegedly collided with someone's home.

According to law enforcement officials, his Mercedes was said to have jumped the curb and hit a fire hydrant before colliding with a house.

While there was broken glass and skid marks along with damage to the façade of the house, Davidson's car was said not to have breached any of the walls.

Nobody was hurt in the crash either, and police said that speed may have been a factor in the crash but neither drugs nor alcohol were.

Pete Davidson and girlfriend Chase Sui Wonders were involved in a car crash in March.

Davidson has now been charged with a misdemeanour count of reckless driving.

Greg Risling, assistant chief of media relations to LA County District Attorney's office, gave a brief statement to Fox News Digital on the actor's situation.

He said: "We believe that Mr Davidson engaged in reckless driving, which ultimately resulted in his involvement in a serious collision into a home.

"Luckily, no one was seriously injured as a result of this collision. We know that reckless driving can have devastating consequences."

Davidson is set to appear in court on 27 July, but in misdemeanour cases, defendants can usually have their legal representatives appear in their stead.

Someone found guilty of committing a misdemeanour count of reckless driving in the State of California can incur punishments both in the form of a fine and jail time.

Reckless driving can land a person with a fine between $145 and $1,000, while they can also be sentenced to between five and 90 days imprisonment.

The former SNL comedian has ben charged.

It is possible for a person to receive both a fine and jail time for reckless driving, and it will also result in two points on a person's driving license.

Prosecution in these cases have to prove that the accused was behind the wheel of the car and that they displayed 'wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property' while driving.

UNILAD have contacted Pete Davidson's representatives for comment.

The comedian recently left Saturday Night Live and his return to the show to host it was scuppered by the ongoing writer's strike.

Davidson had been due to helm an episode of the comedy show on 6 May but SNL re-runs were instead used to fill the time slot.

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