Britney Avoids Hit-And-Run Trial, Pays Damages
October 26, 2007 at 5:47 AM (PT)
BRITNEY SPEARS is no longer facing hit-and-run charges since she paid off the other car’s driver in the fender-bender, but she still has to deal with one count of driving without a license, a court commissioner ruled THURSDAY. SPEARS was not required to attend the hearing on the misdemeanor charges stemming from an AUG. 6th parking lot mishap.
Superior Court Commission SUSAN SPEER dismissed the hit-and-run charge after a lawyer for SPEARS said his client had paid an undisclosed amount to a woman whose car was hit in a STUDIO CITY parking lot.
A charge of driving without a license was not dismissed and a pretrial hearing was scheduled for NOV. 26th. The commissioner accepted a not guilty plea entered on SPEARS’ behalf by lawyer MICHAEL FLANAGAN to that charge.
Outside court, FLANAGAN said Assistant City Attorney MICHAEL AMERIAN had offered SPEARS a plea deal involving the license charge that would have resulted in her being placed on probation for a year.