LOS ANGELES — Pete Davidson has been charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless driving after crashing a car into a Beverly Hills house in March, authorities said Friday.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said the comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star's reckless driving "resulted in his involvement in a serious collision into a home." No one was seriously injured, prosecutors said.
A representative for Davidson told NBC News there would be no further comment on the case.
The incident happened March 4 in a residential portion of Beverly Hills, where Davidson was contacted by officers after the collision, a Beverly Hills Police Department source with knowledge of the incident said.
Officers at the scene believed further investigation regarding his sobriety was not warranted by his appearance and behavior, the source said, adding that he was cooperative.
Police felt clear, however, that speed was a factor in the crash, according to the official.
The story of the reckless driving charge was first reported Friday by TMZ.
Davidson exited as one of the most popular cast members on NBC's "SNL" at the end of the 2021-2022 season and is starring in the Peacock series "Bupkis." NBC and Peacock are owned by NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News.
The district attorney's office tied Davidson's incident to an increase in traffic fatalities, some of which have involved vehicles allegedly traveling too fast. "Reckless driving can have devastating consequences," the office said in its email.
An arraignment in the case is scheduled for July 27. Defendants in typical misdemeanor cases in California — with some exceptions — can usually have an attorney appear in their stead.