GLENDALE, Calif. – Gary Collins checked into jail Monday to serve a four-day sentence in his drunken driving case.
The 69-year-old TV personality and actor chose to pay an $85 daily fee to stay in the Glendale City Jail instead of the overcrowded Los Angeles County jail, according to the Glendale Police Department.
Collins pleaded no contest Dec. 6 to one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more in a traffic crash in Sherman Oaks.
He must also serve four years' probation upon his release and pay a $500 fine.
Collins was driving when his sport utility vehicle was struck by another driver. He was not found at fault in the collision, but officers smelled alcohol on his breath.
During the 1980s, Collins hosted the Miss America pageant and TV's "Hour Magazine."