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Police Will Not Prosecute Collins for Drunk-Driving Death Crash

11 December 2007 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

TV star Gary Collins will not be prosecuted for manslaughter, after the elderly man hit by a car driven by the actor died on Friday. The 69-year-old was arrested after crashing his black Ford Explorer into a blue Toyota while driving through Sherman Oaks, California in October. Collins was sentenced to 96 hours in jail and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to drunk-driving last week. But Warren Gates, 89, has now died from injuries sustained in the collision. According to website Tmz.com, police will not prosecute Collins for manslaughter because Gates caused the crash by making an illegal left-turn, and authorities must prove it was Collins who caused the accident. »

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Collins Sentenced to Jail Time After Admitting Drunk-Driving

7 December 2007 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Gary Collins has been sentenced to 96 hours in jail and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to drunk-driving. The TV star has also been placed on probation for four years and fined $500. A Los Angeles judge told Collins he can serve his time at any Los Angeles-area jail, but his stay will be at his own expense. Collins was arrested after crashing his black Ford Explorer into a blue Toyota while driving through Sherman Oaks, California in October. The collision caused the actor to lose control and steer into oncoming traffic, where he smashed into two parked cars. The 69-year-old checked into an undisclosed rehabilitation facility shortly after his arrest. »

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Collins' DUI Court Date Postponed

20 November 2007 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Gary Collins has had his court date for drink-driving charges postponed - to allow him more time to complete his stint in rehab. The American TV star was arrested in Los Angeles in October after crashing his black Ford Explorer into a blue Toyota while driving through Sherman Oaks. The collision caused Collins to lose control and career into oncoming traffic, where he smashed into two parked cars. Collins was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level above the legal 0.08 percent. The 69-year-old checked into an undisclosed rehabilitation facility shortly after his arrest - and on Friday, a California judge decided to postpone his arraignment until December 6, giving Collins extra time to finish his 60-day treatment. If convicted, he could face a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. »

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Collins Charged With DUI

30 October 2007 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

American TV star Gary Collins has been charged with drunk-driving following his arrest in Los Angeles last week. The 69-year-old was driving his black Ford Explorer through Sherman Oaks when he crashed into a blue Toyota on October 23. The collision caused Collins to lose control and career into oncoming traffic, where he smashed into two parked cars. He was booked into Van Nuys Jail and was later released on $40,000 bail. The Los Angeles City Attorney has now decided to charge Collins with Dui and driving with a blood alcohol level above .08. If convicted, he could face a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Collins was arrested in Mississippi in 2002 for DUI, but was found not guilty of the charges. »

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Collins Arrested for DUI

25 October 2007 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

American TV star Gary Collins has been arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles. Collins, 69, was driving his black Ford Explorer through Sherman Oaks when he crashed into a blue Toyota on Tuesday. The collision caused Collins to lose control and career into oncoming traffic, where he smashed into two cars parked on the other side of the street. Sources tell website Tmz.com Collins attempted to leave the scene but was told by bystanders to stay. He was booked into the Van Nuys Jail and was released just before midnight on $40,000 bail. Collins was arrested in Mississippi in 2002 for DUI, but was found not guilty of the charges.

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