Collins checks into Glendale jail


GLENDALE, Calif. -- Gary Collins has checked into jail to serve a four-day sentence in his drunken driving case.

The 69-year-old TV personality and actor chose Monday to pay an unspecified daily fee to stay in the Glendale City Jail instead of the overcrowded Los Angeles County jail, according to the Sheriff's 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% or more in connection with 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 SUV was struck by another driver. He was not found at fault in the collision, but officers smelled alcohol on his breath.

Collins has appeared on such TV series as "JAG," as well as "The New Hollywood Squares."