Actor Kevin Spacey was pulled over for speeding just hours after appearing in court on charges of sexual assault, all while camera crews were following behind him.
Spacey, 59, was pulled over before 5 p.m. Monday as he was leaving the Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. The "House of Cards" actor was given a verbal warning for the alleged offense and went on his way, according to The Washington Post.
Athena Hernandez, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said the officer who pulled Spacey over recognized the actor after seeing his driver’s license. The officer also realized Spacey was being followed by other vehicles and camera crews, according to the Washington Post.
“This incident was unique because he was being followed by people,” she noted.
Spacey was accompanied by his attorney Alan Jackson, who was sitting in the passenger’s seat during the traffic stop, according to PEOPLE.
Hernandez said it’s not unusual for drivers to receive verbal warnings. The department did not know how fast Spacey had allegedly been going at the time of the stop.
The brief run-in with authorities came hours after Spacey had appeared in a Massachusetts courtroom on charges of felony indecent assault and battery.
Spacey is accused of assaulting an 18-year-old bus boy at a crowded bar in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 2016. The alleged victim is the son of a well-known Boston news anchor, PEOPLE reports.
Spacey has been order not to have any contact with the alleged victim in the case, who is now 20 years old.
His attorneys entered a plea of not guilty to the charges against him on Monday, according to PEOPLE.
[Photo: The Associated Press]
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