- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man known for his childhood role in the movie “Talladega Nights” is free on bond after being arrested following a five-car crash in his hometown, police said Friday.

Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley said Luke Bigham, 20, surrendered to police late Thursday on a reckless driving charge and was freed on $1,000 bond.

Bigham appeared as the 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in the 2006 movie “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” starring Will Ferrell. He lives in Trussville, northeast of Birmingham.

Bigham was charged with a misdemeanor in a five-car crash that happened Wednesday in Trussville. Bigham was allegedly driving more than 80 mph when he struck another vehicle, causing the pileup.

Bigham and two other people were injured, but police said only Bigham had to be transported for medical treatment. The day of the crash he posted photos of himself on Facebook showing a busted lip and a bloody, scrapped left hand.

Court records were not available to show whether Bigham had a lawyer, and he did not respond to a message sent through social media.

In the movie, Bigham appears in a scene where Ricky Bobby’s estranged father shows up at his school for career day and provides the youngster with what became his slogan: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

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