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Could Chris Brown Hit-And-Run Lead To Jail Time?

Recording artist Chris Brown arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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The LAPD is reportedly investigating Chris Brown for a car accident, one that may violate the terms of his probation.

The singer rear ended another car on May 21 and TMZ reports that it became a hit-and-run after Brown supposedly refused to give the other driver his driver's license number. He also gave her the wrong insurance information, according to TMZ.

Brown is still on probation for the 2009 Rihanna beating, so if he broke the law in any way, it could violate those terms and lead to a prison sentence of up to four years.

Since celebrity probation violations so rarely lead to actual jail time, we're not holding our breath. Police are said to be interested in speaking to the singer about the incident.

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Meanwhile, Brown spent the weekend soaking up the sun in Las Vegas, as E! breathlessly writes, "Brown spent Sunday surrounded by bikini-clad women at the Palms Pool & Bungalows at the Palms Casino Resort. The 'Fine China' singer soaked up the sun by the pool with an entourage of friends and possibly on-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran and later performed on stage in front of a massive crowd."