UPDATE 2:05 PM PT: Brown has responded on the situation via Twitter, writing: “I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene. She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures.”
Chris Brown is in legal hot water again.
The Los Angeles City Attorney confirms to Celebuzz that three criminal charges has been filed against the “Don’t Wake Me Up” singer — hit-and-run, driving without a valid driver’s license and driving without insurance — in connection with a recent minor auto accident. The crimes are each punishable by a maximum of six months jail time.
In May, Brown rear-ended a Mercedes and allegedly refused to exchange information before leaving the scene.
According to TMZ, who first reported on the story, the City Attorney will also refer the matter to the L.A. County District Attorney for a possible probation violation in connection with his 2009 assault case against on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna. If the judge concludes that the hip-hop star had indeed violated his probation, he could be sentenced to four years in prison.
Brown, 24, is due to appear in court in Van Nuys, Calif. on July 15.