December 30

Misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against Britney Spears is dropped

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The charges stemmed from an Aug. 6 fender-bender that was caught on video by paparazzi. Video posted by the celebrity Web site showed Spears driving a black convertible into a silver Mercedes-Benz in a parking lot in the 12800 block of Ventura Boulevard. The video shows Spears getting out of her car, asking if she “hurt” it, surveying it for damage and then walking into an adjacent building as a crowd of paparazzi photographed and videotaped her. She was charged Sept. 21 by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Spears’ attorney reached a financial settlement with the owner of the Mercedes-Benz, prompting the dismissal of the misdemeanor charge. Spears is spending a lot of money on attorneys of late. She lost primary custody of her two sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline Oct. 4 after a Superior Court commissioner ruled she violated his order to be drug tested and get a California driver’s license. She has since regained some monitored visitation with the two boys. Spears and Federline are expected to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court tomorrow for another custody hearing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A misdemeanor hit-and-run charge stemming from a parking lot fender-bender was dropped today against Britney Spears, but the pop star is still facing a misdemeanor count of driving without a license. Through her attorney, the 25-year-old singer pleaded not guilty to the remaining charge. Another court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 26. Because the charges were misdemeanors, Spears was not required to appear in Van Nuys Superior Court for today’s hearing. last_img read more