Gary Coleman Charged With Reckless Driving, Disorderly Conduct
First Published: September 18, 2008 7:58 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
PAYSON, Utah -- Gary Coleman has been charged with reckless driving and disorderly conduct, after the actor allegedly hit a man with his truck leaving a bowling alley in Utah earlier this month, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
“The reckless driving charge is a class B misdemeanor and the disorderly conduct is only an infraction,” Lt. Bill Wright of the Payson, Utah Police Department told Access.
Coleman will be required to appear in court to face the charges on Oct. 14, Wright added.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Coleman, 40, was involved in an argument with Colt Rushton, 24, inside a Utah bowling alley after Rushton reportedly snapped a photo of the actor.
Following the argument, which spilled into the parking lot, Coleman was backing his truck out of his parking spot when he allegedly hit Rushton on the foot with his truck.
At the time, police said it was unclear if Coleman hit Rushton on purpose. Rushton was later treated for minor injuries.
An attorney for Rushton released a statement to People, defending his client taking a photo of Coleman.
“This wasn’t a situation of paparazzi or stalker-razzi, this was a fan snapping two photographs with a cell phone,” attorney Dustin Lance said.
Rushton has since filed a lawsuit against Coleman, seeking damages for medical bills, pain and suffering and punitive damages, according to People.
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