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Baldwin: I’d Rather Pay Up Than Apologize Over Wrong-Way Bike Arrest

Alec Baldwin arrested (Credit: In Touch Weekly)

Alec Baldwin arrested (Credit: In Touch Weekly)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May.

Baldwin told a Manhattan judge Thursday he’d rather pay a fine than apologize over the encounter that started when police stopped him for riding a bicycle the wrong way down a one-way street.

Judge John Delury asked the actor, “Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?”

Baldwin said, “Sure, sure.” The judge gave him an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.

Earlier Delury told Baldwin: “Looks like you have a short fuse.”

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Juliet Papa reports

Two officers stopped Baldwin when he was riding his bike the wrong way near Union Square Park on May 13, police said. When Baldwin couldn’t provide a photo ID, police said he became belligerent, mouthing off insults at two female officers.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reports Delury said that if Baldwin could “be a good boy from now on,” he’d drop the charge against him.

Baldwin: I'd Rather Pay Up Than Apologize Over Wrong-Way Bike Arrest

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Irene Cornell reports

Another actor who previously had drama with Baldwin also had a Manhattan court date Thursday.

Lawyers said they will try to resolve Shia LaBeouf’s disorderly conduct case stemming from an incident at a Broadway show.

LaBeouf is due back in court Sept. 10.

LaBeouf and Baldwin were to appear together in the Broadway show “Orphans” but LaBeouf left the show abruptly over what the producers called “creative differences.”

LaBeouf released a series of emails describing some of the backstage tension.

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