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Red-light citation for driver who collided with Phelps car

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  • Michael Phelps will be cited for failure to present a valid driver's license
  • Olympic champ driving one of 2 vehicles in Baltimore crash
  • Female driver of 2nd vehicle taken to a hospital as a precaution, police say
  • Crash is under investigation, police spokesman says
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(CNN) -- The driver who collided with a vehicle driven by Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps will be cited for failure to stop at a red light, police said Friday.

Police reportedly interviewed swimmer Michael Phelps about the crash and then sent him home.

Michael Phelps' black Cadillac Escalade collided with another vehicle at an intersection, police say.

But the gold medal winner will also be cited -- for failure to present a valid driver's license and for failure to establish a Maryland residency and obtain a Maryland driver's license -- in connection with his involvement Thursday in a car wreck, police said Friday.

At the scene, he presented a Michigan driver's license, which police determined "was not valid," said Baltimore, Maryland, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Phelps was driving one of two vehicles that collided at an intersection about 9 p.m., Guglielmi said.

The female driver of the second vehicle was transported to a local hospital as a precaution, Guglielmi said. Phelps and his two passengers were uninjured.


Video from CNN affiliate WBAL showed Phelps' black Cadillac Escalade at the crash site. Video Watch wrecked cars at the intersection »

Phelps won a record eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Earlier this year, he was suspended from organized competitive swimming after a photo of him holding a bong -- a device commonly used to smoke marijuana -- surfaced in February.

CNN's Scott Spoerry contributed to this report.

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