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Police Say Governor Was Driving Illegally When Accident Occurred

Sacramento, CA — Los Angeles Police are confirming that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle illegally over the weekend when he collided with a car in his Brentwood neighborhood.

LAPD Lieutenant Paul Vernon says Schwarzenegger does not have the proper motorcycle endorsement on his California driver´s license.

Vernon says he was driving illegally. The finding contradicts statements made by his spokeswoman since the Sunday accident that left the governor with 15 stitches in his upper lip.

Vernon says police did not cite the governor because they arrived after the accident. Police are referring their findings to the Los Angeles city attorney´s office. They will determine whether the governor should be cited for an infraction.

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.

His 12-year-old son, Patrick, who was riding in a sidecar, was unhurt after Sunday´s crash.