Pete Davidson faces a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving for crashing a speeding car into his Beverly Hills home in March, a crash in which girlfriend and actress Chase Sue Wonders was a passenger.
The 29-year-old former “Saturday Night Live” star was behind the wheel of a Mercedes and was driving at a high speed through the Flats neighborhood of Beverly Hills around 11 p.m. on March 4 when she lost control of the car, according to police. , smashed a curb, knocked over a fire hydrant and slammed into a nearby house.
“We believe that Mr. Davidson engaged in reckless driving that ultimately resulted in a serious collision with a home,” the Los Angeles County DA’s office said in a statement to the media on Friday. “Fortunately, no one was seriously injured as a result of this collision.”
An arraignment for Davidson has been set for July 27.
Beverly Hills Police responded within minutes to the accident near Elvado Avenue and Rodeo Drive. No other vehicles were involved. Police had previously said that speed could be a factor and that the dark, four-door Mercedes hit a fire hydrant, resulting in damage to city property.
“We know that reckless driving can have devastating consequences,” the DA’s statement said. “In 2022, traffic deaths in Los Angeles are set to reach the highest level seen in 20 years. This is an alarming trend that we cannot ignore. As a result, it is critical that we take all allegations of reckless driving seriously and hold those responsible accountable.
Representatives for Davidson did not immediately respond to a request for comment by TheWrap on Friday.