Schwarzenegger calls red-zone parking a mistake

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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 5:38 PM

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says photographs of his Porsche illegally parked in a Beverly Hills red zone are proof that even he makes mistakes.

The Republican governor said Tuesday his Saturday violation shows "no one is perfect _ not even me."

The photos displayed Monday on celebrity Web site TMZ.com show Schwarzenegger getting into the silver convertible.

The photos were snapped just weeks after his wife, first lady Maria Shriver, apologized for parking her Cadillac Escalade in a red zone and was caught holding a cell phone while driving.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Just weeks after California first lady Maria Shriver apologized for parking in a red zone, her husband appears to have violated the same law.

The Web site TMZ.com on Monday posted photographs of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger getting into a silver convertible Porsche in a red zone, where no stopping, standing or parking is allowed. The celebrity site says the violation occurred Saturday in Beverly Hills.

The city typically issues a $90 citation to red zone violators. Schwarzenegger's spokesman, Aaron McLear, declined to comment.

The governor apparently didn't learn from his wife's mistake. Last month, Shriver was caught on video parking her Cadillac Escalade in a red zone in Santa Monica.

That tape surfaced after several other videos showed Shriver holding a cell phone while driving, another violation of California law.