Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Mike Royko was handcuffed, put in the back of a patrol car and charged with drunken driving after a two-car accident, police said.

Royko, who writes a syndicated column for the Chicago Tribune, collided with a car while driving his 1994 Lincoln Continental Saturday afternoon in suburban Chicago, police Sgt. Glenn Florkow said Sunday.Royko, 62, was slightly hurt but refused treatment. The other driver was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released.

Royko was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest. Each misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Royko also was cited for failing to yield while turning left, having an expired car registration and not having proof of insurance, police said.