GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A misdemeanor driving charge against retired television movie critic Gene Shalit is set to be dismissed in Massachusetts.
The 86-year-old Shalit was cited in October after his vehicle struck a utility pole and came to rest against a house in Lenox, in western Massachusetts. Shalit, who lives in nearby Stockbridge, wasn't hurt. He told police he fell asleep.
The agreement between police and Shalit's lawyer was approved during a probable cause hearing Wednesday in Southern Berkshire District Court. The hearing was continued to April 2, when the driving to endanger charge will be dismissed.
Shalit's lawyer tells The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/VL5eMe ) his client won't drive until the next hearing, at which time his driving status will be re-assessed.
Shalit, known for his bushy hair and mustache, reviewed movies for NBC's "Today" show from 1973 until 2010.
Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com
Today, at 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance; Williams Edge Webinar for August 27th, 2014 | John Ransom
In Other News: Warren Buffet's Secretary Unavailable for Comment on Burger King Tax Move | Michael Schaus
In Other News: Rare Sighting of the Elusive President Obama in His Natural Habitat, the Golf Course | Michael Schaus
Today, at 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance; Williams Edge Webinar for August 25th, 2014 | John Ransom
In Other News: Law "Enforcer" Eric Holder Understands People's Mistrust of Law Enforcement | Michael Schaus
In Other News: Good News for Mexican Drug Cartels Seeking Some Slightly Used DOJ Hard Drives | Michael Schaus