Chris Brown Hit-and-Run Charges Dismissed, Avoids Prison (UPDATE)
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Chris Brown Hit-and-Run Charges Dismissed, Avoids Prison (UPDATE)

ADDITIONAL UPDATE: TMZ reports that Chris Brown's hit-and-run charges have been dismissed. CB and the woman whose car got the wrong end of CB's reached a civil compromise. She reportedly didn't request any money and just wanted the case would be dismissed. Meanwhile, TMZ adds that the L.A. City Attorney argued Chris "was very aggressive toward the victim after the accident — calling her a 'b----.'" The judge obviously didn't agree and dismissed the case, news that's likely a relief for Chris who was hit with another lawsuit earlier this week and was just in the hospital after suffering a seizure.

UPDATE: Chris Brown has taken to Twitter in an attempt to clear his name, even going as far as to change his header and profile picture to a photo of the accident scene.

Strung together, Chris says in a series of tweets, "It's not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars). This is really ridiculous. 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. My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism! My profile pic is the pic I took of the persons car after "the hit and run". NO damage. Just a dirty car.once again, I gotta clear my name. I work my ass off to provide for my entire family. I've made mistakes in the past and have worked hard to be a better person. 19-24 years of age. I don't have all the answers and you can't show me a person that age who has it figured out. We live and grow. Let me live. 2 Corinthians 12:10."

Earlier: Chris Brown's first hit single was "Run It," but we doubt this is the definition of "run" that he was referring to.

The 24-year-old R&B singer just cannot stay out of trouble, as two criminal hit-and-run charges have just been filed against him, according to TMZ.

The charges stem from a minor car accident on May 21 in which Chris rear-ended a Mercedes.

He allegedly refused to give his driver's license number and gave invalid insurance information before hightailing it out of there.

Now, the L.A. City Attorney is charging Chris for leaving the scene without exchanging proper information and for driving without a valid license.

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail.

Plus, the L.A. County District Attorney will look at whether this is a violation of his five years' probation from when he attacked Rihanna. If so, Chris could face up to four years in prison. Yikes.

For his part, Chris is denying any wrong doing on Twitter.

"It's not a hit-and-run if you get out the car, exchange information," Chris writes. He includes a photo of the other car on his Twitter page, adding that there was "NO DAMAGE to either car."

"I have a valid driver's license, and I gave the woman the right info," Chris continues. "She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures."

This comes only a day after a woman accused Chris of assaulting her in a nightclub.

So will tomorrow bring news of yet another Chris Brown-related controversy? Let's hope not.

Sources: TMZ and Twitter

06.25.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
Related: News, Music, Rihanna and Chris Brown

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