Chris Brown Calls Misdemeanor Hit-And-Run Charge 'Ridiculous'
A minor accident from May has come back to haunt
The Los Angeles City Attorney also charged Brown with driving without a valid license in the accident, which occurred near Toluca Lake on May 21.
Brown is accused of rear-ending a Mercedes with his Range Rover, refusing to give the other driver his license, and providing her with fake insurance information before leaving the scene.
Of course, the celeb hotly contested the validity of the charges on Twitter, saying the other driver is just after a "payday."
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— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism!— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
My profile pic is the pic I took of the persons car after "the hit and run". NO damage. Just a dirty car.once again, I gotta clear my name— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
City News Service reports that Brown is scheduled to be arraigned on July 15 in a Van Nuys court and could face six months in jail for each offense.
According to TMZ, the City Attorney will refer the matter to the L.A. County District Attorney for a possible probation violation in the Rihanna beating case. If the judge in that case concludes Brown broke the law and violated his probation, he could be sentenced to prison for 4 years.
This charge comes just one day after a woman accused Brown of shoving her at an Anaheim nightclub, which she says resulted in torn tendons in her knee.