Schwarzenegger is Let off the Hook

When California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger crashed his motorcycle into a car last Sunday, it was revealed that he didn't possess an...

When California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger crashed his motorcycle into a car last Sunday, it was revealed that he didn't possess an "M1" California motorcycle endorsement on his license, thereby making it illegal for him to ride a motorcycle.

Today, the Associated Press reports that Los Angeles Police isn't planning on citing him for the violation, on grounds that they didn't witness him riding the motorcycle.
"The LAPD does not issue a motorist a citation unless that person is observed by the officer committing a traffic violation," said police Officer Jason Lee, a department spokesman.

Frank Mateljan of the City Attorney's Office said prosecutors reviewed the police report on the matter, then sent it back to the LAPD, saying "it was their call whether or not to cite" the governor.
Interestingly, the California Department of Motor Vehicles chimed in saying that technically, he doesn't need an M1 endorsement because the motorcycle he was riding had a sidecar attached, negating the definition of a "motorcycle".
The law requires an M1 license for drivers of two-wheel vehicles. Immediately after Sunday's accident, Department of Motor Vehicles officials said the governor was unlikely to be cited since the sidecar made the motorcycle a three-wheel vehicle.
So does this mean he didn't have to wear a helmet either?

In another article, television station KCRA Channel 3 of Sacramento reported that the Governator plans to get his M1 endorsement, and that he'll refrain from riding his Harley until he's legal.

But when asked why he hadn't sought the proper endorsement, he gave out a very common reply...
You know, I just never really applied for it ... and it was just one of those things that I never thought about it," the governor said.
Sounds like a biker to me.

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