On Sunday, the Governator was taking his motorcycle out for a spin with his son Patrick in the sidecar and he got into a little fender-bender. Poor Arhnold ended up with 15 stitches in his loose lips, that have been recently making a lot of promises to the people of California, that he probably has no intention of keeping. Well it urns out that Arhnold is not licensed in California to ride a motorcycle, although he has been riding one for decades.
Now, it is a well known fact around Hollywood that Arhnold is an avid motorcyclist. He was even known, before he became the Governator, to frequent a few popular motorcycle pit-stops now and then when he was out cruising the busy streets of Los Angeles on his motorcycle.
CNN reports that today, Los Angeles Police Lt. Paul Vernon said “Schwarzenegger does not have the proper endorsement on his California driver’s license to operate a motorcycle.”
Vernon said police did not ticket the governor for a violation because they arrived after the wreck, in which Schwarzenegger suffered a cut on his upper lip that required 15 stitches. His 12-year-old son, Patrick, who was riding in a sidecar, was unhurt.
Instead, officers referred their findings to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office, which will determine whether the governor should be cited for an infraction. Driving a motorcycle without the proper license can result in fines ranging from $100 to $250 or more.
Well it seems to me that Arhnold got off a little easy from LAPD and that’s kinda sad, because I can’t imagine them not ticketing the average Joe on a motorcycle under similar circumstances.
Earlier today, Schwarzenegger admitted that he actually never bothered to obtain a motorcycle license because he “never thought about it.”
“I just never really applied for it,” he told reporters during a state budget briefing. “It was just one of those things that I never really did.”
Schwarzenegger admitted that he had a motorcycle license when he lived in Europe, but he never got one in America when he arrived here in 1968 or any time in the past 38 years that he has lived here.
It appears that Arhnold is just another one of those Republican’s who thinks he above the law. Like I said above the average Joe on motorcycle would no doubt have gotten off with out a ticket, so it seems unfair that Arhnold has.