Britney Spears charged with misdemeanor
Los Angeles prosecutors charged pop icon Britney Spears with misdemeanor counts of hit and run and driving without a valid license in an accident that occured on August 6, 2007.
Spears could face up to six months in jail and a US$1,000 fine for each count if convicted, said Nick Velasquez, spokesman for the city attorney's office. Spears' lawyers has not issued a statement yet on the charges.
Spears, 25, was filmed by paparazzi that day steering her car into another vehicle as she tried to turn into a spot in a Studio City parking lot. After assessing the damage to her own car only, she was shown on paparazzi video walking away.
Three days after the accident, the owner of the other vehicle, Kim Robard-Rifkin, filed a police report, and investigators later determined that Spears does not have a license, officials said.
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