Associated Press
Gary Collins

Gary Collins checked into jail Monday in Glendale, Calif., to serve a four-day sentence in his drunken driving case.

The 69-year-old TV personality and actor chose to pay an $85 daily fee to stay in the Glendale City Jail instead of the overcrowded Los Angeles County jail, according to the Glendale Police Department.

Collins pleaded no contest Dec. 6 to one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more in a traffic crash in Sherman Oaks.

Collins was driving when his sport utility vehicle was struck by another driver. He was not found at fault in the collision, but officers smelled alcohol on his breath.