The Colorado State Patrol has confirmed that a Hollywood actor Robert Carradine paid the fine for a careless driving ticket issued last month.
CSP spokesperson Sgt. Rob Madden said Carradine, 61, mailed a $169.50 payment directly to the Department of Revenue after he was ticketed for colliding with a semi-trailer on Colorado Highway 145 east of Dolores.
The Santa Barbara, Calif., resident was issued a careless driving ticket for a lane violation, according to the CSP. Madden added that Carradine also had four points tacked onto his driving record.
Both lanes of traffic near mile marker 14 were closed for more than two hours after Carradine’s 2003 Mercury Marauder crossed the centerline and collided with a southbound 2014 semi at 2:17 p.m. on Thursday, March 5.
Carradine and his wife, Edith Carradine, were both wearing seatbelts, and neither speed nor alcohol were a factor in the crash, according to the state patrol.
Both were initially transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez with nonlife-threatening injuries before being transferred Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango.
On March 13, Carradine tweeted, “Overwhelmed and thankful for all the great love support! Healing up. Need my family, privacy, and rest #nerdstong #seatbeltsavelives RT.”
Carradine is most famous for his role as fraternity president Lewis Skolnick in the 1984 film “Revenge of the Nerds.”