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Pete Davidson has to do public service, go to traffic school after driving a car into Beverly Hills home

LOS ANGELES — Pete Davidson must attend traffic school and complete mandatory community service as punishment for driving his car into a Beverly Hills home this year, officials said Monday.

Davidson faced a charge of reckless driving after the incident, the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said last month.

According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, Davidson was driving in the Beverly Hills condominiums on March 4 when his Mercedes jumped off the curb, hit a fire hydrant and crashed into a house. Police said the actor was driving the car with his girlfriend, Chase Sui Wonders, in the passenger seat.

No one was seriously injured in the crash, according to both BHPD and the prosecutor.

Police said they did not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash and Davidson waited for police to arrive. They said he was cooperative and cordial.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles DA’s office said Monday that a court placed Davidson on an 18-month “distraction program” as an alternative to prosecution. The program requires him to complete 12 hours of traffic school and 50 hours of community service. Davidson may serve all three sentences in New York State, the spokesman said. They added that Davidson’s counsel “indicated that (his community service) will likely be completed at NYFD.”

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Davidson’s firefighter father, Scott Davidson, died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center when the comedian was 7.

After the March 4 crash, police viewed surveillance footage of the crash and determined that speed was a factor.

“We believe Mr. Davidson was guilty of reckless driving, which ultimately resulted in his involvement in a serious hit-and-run against a residence,” the prosecutor said last month.

A spokesperson for Davidson did not respond to requests for comment.

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.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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