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Police: Schwarzenegger riding illegally. California governor admits he has no motorcycle license


SACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was riding his motorcycle illegally over the weekend when he collided with a car in his Los Angeles neighborhood, police said Tuesday.

Los Angeles Police Lt. Paul Vernon said Schwarzenegger does not have the proper endorsement on his California driver's license to operate a motorcycle.

Vernon said police did not ticket the governor for a violation because they arrived after the wreck, in which Schwarzenegger suffered a cut on his upper lip that required 15 stitches. His 12-year-old son, Patrick, who was riding in a sidecar, was unhurt.

Instead, officers referred their findings to the Los Angeles city attorney's office, which will determine whether the governor should be cited for an infraction. Driving a motorcycle without the proper license can result in fines ranging from $100 to $250 or more.

City attorney spokesman Jonathan Diamond said the office had not received the LAPD report.

Earlier Tuesday, Schwarzenegger admitted that he never bothered to obtain a motorcycle license because he "never thought about it."

"I just never really applied for it," he told reporters during a state budget briefing. "It was just one of those things that I never really did."

Schwarzenegger, a Harley Davidson owner who rides regularly along the California coast, said he had a motorcycle license when he lived in Europe but never got another one after arriving in the United States in 1968.

Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Margita Thompson, acting on initial information Sunday, said she believed the governor's basic Class C driver's license allowed him to ride the motorcycle with its sidecar attached.

California Highway Patrol officers accompanied Schwarzenegger on the ride. Spokesman Tom Marshal said CHP officials also concluded that the governor was permitted to operate a motorcycle with a sidecar.

"We're not criticizing the LAPD," he said after learning of the department's finding. "We haven't seen the report ... but that's how we read the vehicle code as applying."

Los Angeles police had no immediate response to the highway patrol's statement, department spokeswoman Sara Faden said.

After the LAPD's announcement, Thompson said in a statement that the governor would "move forward" to get the required endorsement on his license.

To get such an endorsement, a motorcycle rider must pass a skills test given by the state Department of Motor Vehicles or take a motorcycle training course from a program approved by the highway patrol.

Another highway patrol spokesman, Steve Kohler, declined to discuss if officers had checked, or would check in the future, whether the governor had a proper license. Kohler said he could not disclose such information because it involved Schwarzenegger's protective detail.
 

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That's one of the frikn' crazyest goveners i've ever heard of:angry .....it's like dude your a movie star not a governer that rides on a motorcycle....isn't he suppose to have like a limo that's suppose to dive him rides everywhere???:headscrat
 

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hey, he was trying to catch the T1000, who was getting away because the semi he stole could outrun the hardley that the governator was riding. and when you transport back from the future naked as a jaybird the last thing you think of is getting a moto endorsement, you must find sarah conner. :rockets


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Hmmmm...let's see,our glorious Governor doesn't have the proper endorsement? Doesn't that mean his insurance is null and void? I know operating a vehicle without insurance can lead to seizure of that vehicle. Also,if a "3-wheeled" vehicle isn't a motorcycle,then why does an operator have to wear a helmet? Another thing- The Gov had his kid with him. Doesn't that show "child endangerment?"

Would you let your kid ride with someone who doesn't have a license? Not me!
 

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Now lets see him go for the test ........... and Fail............ then he can say ......... "I'll be back"



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Glad our govener it's that weird....:nana
 

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NORTY said:
Hmmmm...let's see,our glorious Governor doesn't have the proper endorsement? Doesn't that mean his insurance is null and void? I know operating a vehicle without insurance can lead to seizure of that vehicle. Also,if a "3-wheeled" vehicle isn't a motorcycle,then why does an operator have to wear a helmet? Another thing- The Gov had his kid with him. Doesn't that show "child endangerment?"

Would you let your kid ride with someone who doesn't have a license? Not me!
...there are people out there whim I wouldn't let my kid ride with locensed or not...
 
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