Massachusetts charge against Gene Shalit to be dismissed

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) -- A misdemeanor driving charge against retired television movie critic Gene Shalit is set to be dismissed in Massachusetts.

The 86-year-old Shalit was cited in October after his vehicle struck a utility pole and came to rest against a house in Lenox, in western Massachusetts. Shalit, who lives in nearby Stockbridge, wasn't hurt. He told police he fell asleep.

Shalit, known for his bushy hair and mustache, reviewed movies for NBC's "Today" show from 1973-2010.

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