LATEST: Actor Gary Coleman has pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless driving and disorderly conduct.
The Diff'rent Strokes star entered his plea on Tuesday (14Oct08) in a Payson, Utah court after showing up more than an hour late to the hearing - blamed on a 'misunderstanding', according to the actor's attorney.
The charges stem from an altercation last month (06Sep08) at a Payson bowling alley when Coleman allegedly struck 24-year-old fan Colt Rushton with his car after he took photos of the star and his wife Shannon Price.
Rushton was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
He is currently on probation and under house arrest relating to another case, and has filed a lawsuit against Coleman for damages.
Coleman's attorney Randy Kester tells "Mr. Coleman did nothing wrong. It was Mr. Rushton who provoked this incident. My client was simply trying to leave the bowling alley."
The actor faces a maximum of six months in jail if he is convicted of the misdemeanour reckless driving count, and a fine if found guilty of disorderly conduct.