Pete Davidson May Do 50 Hours of Community Service at FDNY

Comedian's father was firefighter who died on 9/11
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2023 2:25 PM CDT
Updated Jul 25, 2023 7:27 AM CDT
Pete Davidson Charged in March Crash
Comedian Pete Davidson in a 2020 file photo.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
UPDATE Jul 25, 2023 7:27 AM CDT

Pete Davidson will avoid jail after crashing his car into a house in March and will instead have to perform 50 hours of community service, reports TMZ. One notable twist about that: He could put in those hours at the New York City Fire Department, where his dad was a firefighter before being killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. "As the son of a 9/11 hero, we would be happy to provide Mr. Davidson an opportunity to do his required community service," says the department in a statement, per People. No word yet from Davidson himself. He also has to pay restitution, attend traffic school, and spend time at either a hospital or a morgue.

Jun 17, 2023 2:25 PM CDT

Three months after crashing into a house in Beverly Hills, Pete Davidson has been charged with reckless driving. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed the misdemeanor count Friday. Arraignment is scheduled for July 27, CNN reports. No serious injuries were caused, officials said, when Davidson, with Chase Sui Wonders as a passenger, lost control of a car that jumped a curb, hit a fire hydrant, and slammed into a house. The comedian and former Saturday Night Live star was not arrested at the time.

"We know that reckless driving can have devastating consequences," prosecutors said in a statement pointing out that traffic deaths in Los Angeles hit a 20-year high in 2022. "As a result, it's crucial that we take all allegations of reckless driving seriously and hold those responsible accountable," the statement added. Officials did not release new details about the crash, and Davidson's representatives issued no immediate comment about the charge. A reckless driving conviction can bring a sentence of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, per TMZ. (More Pete Davidson stories.)

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