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No Ticket For Arnold In Harley Crash

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses his proposed $125.6 billion, 2006-07 state budget, he unvield during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006. The governor's 2006-07 budget proposal includes $97.9 billion in general fund spending, $25 billion in spending from special funds and $2.7 billion to to repay bonds. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Officials say that Governor Schwarzenegger will not be charged with a driving violation in the weekend motorcycle crash that left him with a fat lip and a political black eye.

Schwarzenegger was on his Harley-Davidson, with his 12-year-old son in a sidecar, when he collided with a car on a winding canyon road Sunday. Police say he was driving without a license, but the city attorney is declining to file any charges after reviewing the accident report.

Police spokeswoman Officer Grace Brady says that police will not cite Schwarzenegger and the city attorney will not file any charges. Even though police concluded he was unlicensed, she says the department "cannot go back and cite the governor because we did not witness the driving."

The low-speed accident turned into a political embarrassment for the governor, who acknowledged he'd driven a motorcycle for years without the proper license.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed to update his driver's license.

Schwarzenegger "will move forward to get the appropriate endorsement," the governor's spokeswoman, Margita Thompson, said Tuesday, two days after the accident that left him with 15 stitches in his upper lip.

Schwarzenegger, a Harley Davidson owner who rides regularly with friends along the California coast, said Tuesday that he never bothered to obtain a California motorcycle license because he "never thought about it."

Schwarzenegger said he had a motorcycle license when he lived in Europe but never considered obtaining another one after he immigrated to the United States in 1968.

"I just never really applied for it," he said.