Languages
Page last updated at 12:02 GMT, Wednesday, 11 January 2006

Schwarzenegger had wrong licence

Arnold Schwarzenegger following a motorcycle accident where he injured his lip
The governor's stitches were clearly visible after the accident

Arnold Schwarzenegger did not have the proper licence to drive a motorcycle when he crashed at the weekend, Los Angeles police have said.

The California governor and former action movie star required 15 stitches to his lip after being injured in the traffic accident in Los Angeles.

Questioned by reporters, he admitted he had never applied for the right licence after moving to the US in 1968.

"It was just one of those things that I never really did," the governor said.

The admission may mean he has been breaking the law for years.

Los Angeles police say they have forwarded the case to the city attorney's office for possible prosecution.

The governor could face a fine.

Earlier accident

Mr Schwarzenegger is well known as a Harley Davidson fan who rides California's Pacific coast highway with friends.

He was riding a motorcycle with his son at the weekend when a car reversed in front of him, his spokeswoman said.

Patrick Schwarzenegger, 12, who was riding in the motorcycle's sidecar, was treated at hospital for cuts and bruises, she said.

An Austrian-born former bodybuilder and Hollywood movie star, Mr Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California in 2003 and has confirmed he will seek re-election next year.

He spent four days in hospital in 2001 after breaking six ribs when his motorcycle collided with a car in front of him.



SEE ALSO
Schwarzenegger hurt in collision
09 Jan 06 |  Americas

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific