LATEST: Arnold Schwarzenegger has escaped an embarrassing fine for riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle without the proper license.

Police investigated the California Governor's licensing issues after the former movie action man collided with a car in Brentwood, California, on Sunday (08JAN06).

They discovered that although Arnie was licensed for a sidecar, in which his son PATRICK was riding at the time of the crash, the TERMINATOR star hadn't applied for a proper motorbike license, which allowed him to ride around city streets.

But the cops have decided not to cite Schwarzenegger, who received 15 stitches to repair a cut lip after the crash, as long as he keeps his bike off the road until he receives his full license.