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Country Star Charged With Hit-And-Run On 405 Freeway

Emmylou Harris performing in Toronto in March 2011 (Paul McKinnon /
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Country singer Emmylou Harris pulled an Amanda Bynes has been charged with a hit-and-run after allegedly crashing into a car on the 405 freeway before fleeing the scene back in October.

The other driver filed a report, prompting the CHP to launch an investigation. Today the Los Angeles District Attorney's office decided that it had enough evidence to file the misdemeanor charge against Harris, according to TMZ.

The alleged hit-and-run took place on October 1 around 10 pm. Harris was driving a rental car at the time. Harris' rep told TMZ the fender bender was a "garden-variety accident that happens every day on the 405" and that Harris only left the scene because she didn't realize she struck another car.