Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty To Hit-And-Run, Other Charges Dropped
Chris Brown has pled not guilty to a hit-and-run stemming from a May car accident, but the additional misdemeanor charges—driving without a valid license and proof of insurance—were dismissed.
His probation was revoked on July 15, but he's been free on his own recognizance. He does have to go to a police station to be formally booked for the crime. He has until August 6 to take care of that, according to City News Service.
Brown, 24, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in connection with the May 21 crash. His attorney, Mark Geragos, said he hoped to have the hit-and-run charge resolved before the singer's next court hearing, which was set for August 15.
He's also got a court date on August 16, which is a probation hearing, unless the prosecution and defense come to an agreement about whether he violated his probation by being charged with hit-and-run.
TMZ reported last week that Brown had reached a financial settlement with the other driver, Olga Gure-Kovalenko.