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UPDATED: ‘Talladega Nights’ child actor charged in Trussville crash arrested again

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The child actor from Trussville who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” has been arrested again.

Luke Bigham, 20, is charged with domestic violence-harassment of his mother, according to Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges. Bigham was in Trussville City Jail on Wednesday morning.

The alleged incident happened at Bigham’s mother’s house in the 200 block of Mobile Avenue in Trussville, Bridges said.

Luke Bigham
photo courtesy of the Trussville Police Department

Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley said Bigham was arrested by officers at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of third-degree domestic violence after an altercation with his mother, in which he allegedly pushed her down the stairs at her home.

He is currently being held in the Trussville City Jail on a $1,000 bond.

Bigham is set to be in Trussville Municipal Court on Wednesday, July 16 at 4 p.m. in connection with a five-vehicle crash on Main Street in Trussville last month.

Bigham, who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in the movie, was charged with reckless driving in the June 4 accident. Bigham turned himself in to Trussville police June 5 and was released on $1,000 bond.

Bigham was the driver of a Lexus that was allegedly traveling in speeds in excess of 80 mph in a 35 mph zone, Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley said last month. The Lexus that Bigham was driving struck another vehicle, sending his vehicle down Trussville’s Main Street in a spin.

Bigham said he got knocked out during the wreck’s impact and “don’t know what happened.”

Sivley said three people were reportedly injured in the crash. Bigham was the only person transported to a hospital. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

Sivley said Bigham didn’t exhibit any signs of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs immediately following the accident.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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