Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 file photo,  actor Alec Baldwin leaves criminal court in New York. Police in New York City say actor Alec Baldwin has been arrested for riding a bike the wrong way on the street and acting belligerently toward the arresting officers. Police say the “30 Rock” star was taken into custody Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin leaves criminal court in New York. Police in New York City say actor Alec Baldwin has been arrested for riding a bike the wrong way on the street and acting belligerently toward the arresting officers. Police say the “30 Rock” star was taken into custody Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK (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 the judge told Baldwin: “Looks like you have a short fuse.”

Another well-known actor also had a Manhattan court date Thursday.

Lawyers said they will try to resolve Shia LaBeouf’s (SHY’-uh luh-BUFS’) disorderly conduct case stemming from an incident at a Broadway show.

LaBeouf is due back in court Sept. 10.

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