Justice Scalia ticketed after fender-bender

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks during debate at ACLU Membership Conference, Sunday Oct. 15, 2006 in Washington. AP

Updated 10:18 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON - U.S. Park Police ticketed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after a four-car fender-bender Tuesday along the George Washington Parkway. No one was injured in the accident, police said.

Scalia, 75, was driving his car to work at the time of the accident, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. He was on the bench when the court's morning session began about 10 a.m. EDT.

Police said Scalia was driving south on the parkway just before 9 a.m. when his car collided with a vehicle in front of him, triggering a chain reaction. The justice's car was towed from the scene.

Park Police Sgt. David Schlosser said Scalia received a ticket for following too closely, The Washington Post reported. The justice can pay the $70 fine and $20 special assessment or contest the ticket in court, Schlosser said.

Scalia was not injured in the accident, which happened while he was driving his car on the George Washington Parkway outside of Washington, D.C., court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.

The high court is hearing arguments on whether to end a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart claiming that the world's largest retailer favors men over women in pay and promotions.

No other information about the accident was available.

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