Chris Brown Charged With Hit and Run, Faces Jail Time
More legal woes for Chris Brown.
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office has filed hit and run charges against the 24-year-old singer stemming from a May 21 incident, where Brown rear-ended a Mercedes with his Range Rover. He was also charged with driving without a valid license, and could face six months in jail for each of the two misdemeanor offenses.
So why all the hoopla over a fender bender?
At the time of the incident, TMZ claimed Brown allegedly refused to give the driver his driver's license number and also gave the woman incorrect insurance information.
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Regarding TMZ's report, a rep for Brown maintained that the "Fine China" singer did give the woman his correct information and that he received hers as well. Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos also stated that upon hearing of the woman's claims, Brown called her within an hour of the allegations to make sure she had the correct information, and she hung up on him.
Naturally, Brown took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to defend himself:
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office will refer the case to the District Attorney since Brown is still on probation for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Brown is due to be arraigned on July 15 in Van Nuys, California, according to prosecutors.
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