Baldwin was detained for questioning after the crash Wednesday and was examined at a hospital after complaining of back and neck pain, Officer Martha Garcia said Thursday.
"He was not arrested," she said. "He was detained for questioning, then afterward they determined they were going to file charges.
"It was a misdemeanor and not a felony. If it were a felony, he would be arrested."
An after-hours message left for Baldwin's attorney was not immediately returned.
Shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, police officers said they observed Baldwin's car traveling at more than 80 mph. The car weaved in and out of traffic and ran a red light before striking the two parked cars, including a Hummer that was pushed about 20 feet by the impact, authorities said.
Baldwin refused to cooperate with a police officer, who drew his gun to get the actor to comply, Officer Jason Lee said.
An unidentified woman in the car was not injured and went to the hospital with the actor, authorities said.
Baldwin, 45, was driving with a suspended license, said Lee, adding detectives planned to forward the case to the city attorney's office for misdemeanor charges.
Baldwin, brother of Alec, Stephen and William, has appeared in such films as "Car 54, Where Are You?" and "Attack of the 50-Foot Woman." He has also appeared in episodes of "NYPD Blue" and "Touched by an Angel."
In April, prosecutors declined to file felony charges against Baldwin after his arrest in a cocaine possession case. Police said they found the actor and another man in a Santa Monica hotel, along with cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
LONDON -- Kate Hudson has accepted libel damages from a supermarket tabloid that claimed she was dangerously thin, her lawyer said Thursday.
The British edition of the National Enquirer has agreed to pay undisclosed damages and print an apology for an October 2005 article that claimed Hudson was "way too thin" and looked "like skin and bones," said Simon Smith, a lawyer for the 27-year-old actress.
American Media Inc., the magazine's U.S.-based publisher, apologized for "the deep distress and acute embarrassment" caused by the allegations, which it acknowledged were false.
The article — accompanied by a photo of a gaunt-looking Hudson — claimed her mother, Goldie Hawn, planned to confront her about her weight. Both Hudson and Hawn denied the claim.
Smith said Hudson lost weight to get in shape for a film after giving birth to her son, Ryder, in January 2004. He said she took legal action over the magazine's suggestion she had "recklessly and foolishly endangered her health" by failing to eat.
"The allegations that I sued over were blatantly false, and I felt I had no choice but to set the record straight by challenging them in court," Hudson said in a statement.
Hudson, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in "Almost Famous," is married to Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes.
Source: MSN News
Driving at 80 mph with a suspended license, I think he was just askin' for trouble. Didn't he have some type of drug addiction when he was on Celebrity Fit Club? I thought he got help. And I think it's safe to say Kate likes her curves, curves being a relative term, of course.