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Emmylou Harris Charged in L.A. Freeway Accident

Rolling Stone
January 31, 2013
Emmylou Harris Charged in L.A. Freeway Accident
Emmylou Harris Charged in L.A. Freeway Accident

Emmylou Harris has been charged with a misdemeanor traffic offense in connection with a Los Angeles highway accident last year, The Associated Press reports. A lawyer for the Grammy-winning singer has entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf, according to TMZ.  

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The hit-and-run charge stems from a fender-bender last October on the 405 freeway. The California Highway Patrol began investigating the incident when someone filed a report claiming that Harris didn't stop after she rental car she was driving hit another vehicle. 

A representative for Harris called the crash a "garden-variety accident that happens every day on the 405," and added that the musician left the scene because she didn't realize she'd hit another car. If convicted on the hit-and-run charge, Harris could face up to six months in jail.

The singer next month will release a new album of duets with Rodney Crowell.