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Supreme Court Justice Scalia fined in fender-bender

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was driving himself to work when the accident happened.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was driving himself to work when the accident happened.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is fined $70 after a traffic accident
  • Scalia found at fault in four-car collision
  • No one was injured
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Washington (CNN) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been fined $70 for allegedly rear-ending an automobile in a minor four-car collision, a United States Park Police spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

Scalia was not injured in the accident, which occurred Tuesday when the 75-year-old high court justice's car rear-ended another vehicle on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in suburban Virginia, according to Sgt. David Schlosser of the Park Police.

The narrow and winding four-lane divided parkway travels along the Potomac River past the nation's capital, and is popular among both commuters and tourists.

Scalia was driving himself to work when the accident occurred. He was charged with being at fault for the fender-bender by the investigating officer, Schlosser said. It was not known whether Scalia will pay or contest the fine.

The accident didn't prevent Scalia from arriving at court on time Tuesday.

Scalia was on hand when oral arguments began at 10 a.m. Tuesday in one of the biggest cases of the term, a discrimination claim by female workers against Wal-Mart Stores. The case has the potential of becoming the largest class-action lawsuit in U.S. history.

No public mention was made of the accident, and Scalia, as usual, was an active questioner from the bench.

CNN's Bill Mears contributed to this report

 
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