Saturday, September 22, 2007
The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said yesterday that pop music super-star Britney Spears was facing charges for a hit and run offence and driving without a valid drivers' license.
Charges were filed following an accident in which police allege Spears smashed her car into another vehicle in a parking area in August of 2007.
She could face a maximum of six months in jail and US$2,000 in fines if convicted.
A group of paparazzi recorded a video Britney steering her car into another vehicle on August 6 as she tried to pull into a parking spot in a Studio City lot.
Kim Robard-Rifkin was the owner of the other car and she filed a police report three days after the accident. The 59-year-old nurse found out that it was Spears who ran into her car after watching a video on a celebrity website.
Robard-Rifkin said, "I simply want my car fixed, the same as I would fix somebody's car if I had done that."
Spears will be arraigned on October 10.
== Sources ==
AP. "Britney Spears faces hit-run charge" — CNN, September 22, 2007
Reuters. "Britney Spears charged with hit-and-run in L.A." — Reuters, September 22, 2007
ET Online. "Britney Spears Hit with Misdemeanors" — ET Online, September 22, 2007