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Chris Brown Hit and Run Charges Filed: 'This is Really Ridiculous,' Says Singer

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By Daniel Distant, Christian Post Reporter
June 26, 2013|11:18 am

Chris Brown has been charged with a hit-and-run Tuesday after a minor accident with a Mercedes-Benz May 21 in which the other driver, a woman, alleged he left without giving her the proper information. The Los Angeles City Attorney decided this week to file charges against Brown for the incident.

Chris Brown's hit-and-run charges involve two criminal counts: leaving the scene without exchanging the proper information with the other driver and driving without a valid license, attorney's office spokesman Frank Mateljan told The Los Angeles Times. Brown rear-ended the woman last month but claims that there was no damage to her vehicle- certainly not enough to warrant an exchange of insurance information, but he says he did anyway.

"It's not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars). This is really ridiculous," he tweeted earlier this week. "I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene."

The 24-year-old R&B singer also said his name and fame is the reason he's being targeted by the unnamed woman.

"She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures," he tweeted.

Brown, who is still on probation stemming from his 2009 domestic abuse incident with singer and then-girlfriend Rihanna, could be facing serious jail time if he violated his probation. The "Fine China" singer could do up to six months in jail per charge.

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Brown will be arraigned July 15.

 

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