Pete Davidson Receives Sentence Following Reckless Driving Charge

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Pete Davidson was sentenced to 50 hours of community service after the comedian was charged with reckless driving.

The 29-year-old comedian has reportedly agreed to enter an 18-month diversion program without having to enter a plea or no contest to the offense, TMZ reported.

The “Saturday Night Live” star must attend 12 hours of traffic school, be educated at a hospital or morgue on the possible results of reckless driving, and complete 50 hours of community service.

The comedian will reportedly be able to do his community service hours with the New York City Fire Department. His father worked with the NYFD before he was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack, the outlet noted. Davidson’s dad, Scott, was 33 when he died, Entertainment Tonight noted.

The actor was charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless driving last month after he crashed his car into a home in Beverly Hills.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said that if the comedian complies with these certain conditions, there will be no criminal offense on his record, Page Six noted.

“We believe that Mr. Davidson engaged in reckless driving, which ultimately resulted in his involvement in a serious collision into a home,” a spokesperson for the DA’s office previously told the outlet.

“Luckily, no one was seriously injured as a result of this collision,” the spokesperson added. “We know that reckless driving can have devastating consequences.”


At the time, outlets reported the comedian was driving at a “high rate of speed” and lost control of his vehicle that jumped a curb and crashed into the front lawn of the residence before slamming into the house. Davidson was in the car with girlfriend Chase Sui Wonders.

Following the crash, the couple issued an apology to the homeowners, who did not file a lawsuit against them, the outlet noted.

Authorities determined that Davidson was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash, TMZ noted.

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