Pete Davidson will attend traffic school and do mandatory community service as a penalty for crashing his car into a Beverly Hills home earlier this year.
Davidson faced a misdemeanor reckless driving charge following the incident, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on June 16 in a statement.
According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, Davidson was driving a Mercedes on the evening of March 4 in the Beverly Hills flats when his car jumped the curb, hit a fire hydrant and then crashed into a home. Police said the actor was driving the car with his girlfriend, Chase Sui Wonders, in the passenger seat when the incident happened.
No one was seriously injured in the crash, both BHPD and the D.A. confirmed. BHPD told TODAY.com that they did not believe drugs or alcohol was a factor in the crash and Davidson waited for police to arrive at the scene. They said he was cooperative and cordial.
On July 24, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles D.A.’s office confirmed to TODAY.com that a court placed Davidson on an 18-month "diversion program" as an alternative to prosecution. The program requires him to do 12 hours of traffic school and 50 hours of community service. Davidson is allowed to serve the penalties in the state of New York, the spokesperson said. They added that Davidson's counsel "indicated (his community) service is likely to be completed at NYFD."
Davidson's firefighter father, Scott Davidson, died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center when the comedian was just 7 years old.
Following the March 4 crash, police viewed surveillance footage of the crash and determined speed to be a factor.
"We believe that Mr. Davidson engaged in reckless driving, which ultimately resulted in his involvement in a serious collision into a home," the D.A.'s June 16 statement reads. "We know that reckless driving can have devastating consequences. In 2022, traffic fatalities in Los Angeles have reached the highest levels seen in 20 years. This is an alarming trend that we cannot ignore. As a result, it’s crucial that we take all allegations of reckless driving seriously and hold those responsible accountable."
A spokesperson for Davidson did not respond to TODAY.com's request for comment on June 16 or July 24.
On June 28, a source close to Davidson confirmed to TODAY.com that the actor had checked into rehab. The actor has previously sought help for mental health issues including borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety.