Renowned actor and comedian Pete Davidson is addressing a reckless driving incident that involved crashing into a Beverly Hills home. To resolve the matter, the 29-year-old “Saturday Night Live” and “King of Staten Island” star has entered a diversion program, which includes 50 hours of community service, as announced by authorities on Tuesday.
Los Angeles County prosecutors revealed that the comedian will likely fulfill his community service hours with the New York Fire Department—a deeply meaningful choice, given that it was the same organization where his late father, Scott, served as a firefighter. Tragically, Scott lost his life while responding to the 9/11 attacks when Pete was only 7 years old.
Having pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor, Davidson will be participating in an 18-month diversion program, which also involves completing 12 hours of traffic school. Additionally, he has been ordered to comply with all laws and regulations and to make restitution—although the exact details of the restitution have not been specified.
The incident in question occurred on March 4, and while prosecutors referred to it as a “serious collision,” fortunately, no injuries were reported.
Despite this legal matter, Pete Davidson continues to make waves in the entertainment industry. In May, his latest show, “Bupkis,” debuted on Peacock, and fans can also look forward to his upcoming film, “Dumb Money,” where he takes on another captivating role.