Daniel Baldwin is once again attracting the wrong kind of attention.
Los Angeles detectives are requesting that the city attorney's office file misdeameanor charges of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license against the actor after he crashed into two parked cars Wednesday, LAPD spokesman Officer Jason Lee said. Baldwin is being treated at UCLA Medical Center for possible back and neck injuries after complaining of pain.
According to police, the Homicide: Life on the Street star was seen weaving through West L.A. traffic just before 1 p.m., after which he ran a red light and smashed his rented Ford Thunderbird into two parked cars while going about 80 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. One of the stationary vehicles, a Hummer, reportedly jumped about 20 feet on impact.
Lee said that Baldwin at first refused to cooperate with police at the site and one cop was forced to draw his gun.
"The officer had advised him many times that he should get on the floor and not move and he would not listen so the officer took out his gun and pointed [it] at him and asked him to stop moving," witness Nina Sharafi told KCBS-TV.
An unidentified woman was also riding in the car with Baldwin. She was able to walk away from the accident but she rode with him in the ambulance to the hospital.
Because he's not facing felony charges, police are not planning to arrest him, Officer Martha Garcia said.
City attorney's office spokesman Frank Mateljan said that a decision on whether to file charges isn't likely to be made until next week, when the LAPD delivers prosecutors a full report.
This is Baldwin's second run-in with the law in three months. In April he was busted for cocaine possession after police, responding to a noise complaint, entered his Santa Monica motel room and allegedly found him holding a drug pipe and a "small amount" of coke. Baldwin spent the night in jail and was released the next day on $10,000 bail.
Prosecutors have since decided to not file felony charges against the second-oldest Baldwin brother.
He avoided jail time in 1998 after spending a cocaine-fueled evening smashing furniture in a New York hotel. Instead Baldwin was ordered to complete three months of rehab and stay out of trouble for a year.
Time's up, apparently.