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Arrest Warrant Prepared for Gary Collins

Gary Collins
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Gary Collins (Getty Images/Phil McCarten)

JACKSON, Miss. (CBS/AP) An arrest warrant has been prepared for actor and former TV host Gary Collins, who's accused of leaving the scene of car accident.

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Jackson police officer Colendula Green said police are waiting for a judge to sign off on the warrant.

Collins is accused of rear-ending a Ford Focus with his Jeep at a stop light Tuesday afternoon. He allegedly exchanged information with the other driver, but said it was taking too long for police to arrive and left.

An officer later went to his house and wrote him a ticket.

Green said there's no indication Collins was drinking. He also said the warrant was being prepared because the other driver pressed charges for him allegedly leaving the scene.

Collins' attorney, Tom Royals, told the Associated Press that he expects his client to face a misdemeanor charge not much more serious than a traffic violation.

This will not be Collins' first brush with the law. In 2007, he was sentenced to four days in jail over a car wreck in California. Police blamed that accident on the driver of the other car, but Collins pleaded no contest to misdemeanor driving under the influence.

Collins is married to Mary Anne Mobley, a former Miss America from Brandon, Miss. They spend some of the their time in the area, and Royals said they made this trip to Mississippi to handle the estate from the recent death of Mobley's mother.

Collins starred in the 1970s series "The Sixth Sense" and has made appearances on such series as "JAG," "Yes, Dear" and "The Young and the Restless," as well as on "The New Hollywoo Squares."

He hosted the talk show "Hour Magazine" in the 1980s, for which he won a daytime Emmy in 1983.