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He may be best known for playing a wiseguy, but Ray Liotta wound up on the wrong side of the law for real this weekend for an apparently dumb maneuver.

The Goodfellas star was busted in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence.

According to a spokewoman for the LAPD, the 52-year-old actor was behind the wheel of his silver Cadillac Escalade SUV when he slammed into two parked cars a half-mile from his home in the Pacific Palisades, a ritzy L.A. coastal enclave, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

"A private citizen called 911," Officer Martha Garcia told E! Online, who added that no one was injured in the accident. Liotta remained at the scene and was cooperative when police arrived.

The actor was booked at a nearby police station on misdemeanor DUI and released after posting a $15,000 bond.

There was no immediate comment Monday from his publicist, Matt Labov.

A court date has been scheduled for Mar. 19.

Aside from starring opposite Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese's classic 1990 mob drama Goodfellas, Liotta's key movie credits include Something Wild (1986), Field of Dreams (1989), Unlawful Entry (1992), No Escape (1994), Copland (1997), Blow (2001), Hannibal (2001), Narc (2002) and Identity (2003).

He won an Emmy in 2005 for a guest role on ER. Though his most recent tube foray, as the star of CBS' hyped crime drama Smith, was less than auspicious, the network axed the show after just three episodes last fall.

Liotta can currently be seen in the hit-man thriller Smokin' Aces and stars alongside John Travolta, Tim Allen and William H. Macy in the motorcycle-themed road comedy Wild Hogs, unspooling Mar. 2.