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The son of late movie legend Clark Gable is adamant he was not drinking before a car crash involving six other vehicles in Malibu, Calif., on Tuesday, insisting he lost consciousness before the smash happened.

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John Clark Gable was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) and hit-and-run after his car allegedly rear-ended another vehicle on the Pacific Coast Highway and then reportedly crashed into six parked vehicles after he fled the scene of the first incident.

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He was taken into custody, but has now spoken out about the drama.

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Gable tells TMZ he was "absolutely was not drinking" and had actually blacked out behind the wheel, adding that he is taking medication for a minor leg injury from mountain biking.

He also claims he has suffered two brain aneurysms in the past and plans to consult a doctor to find out if the health concerns could have caused Tuesday's incidents.