Hit-and-Run Charge Could Land Chris Brown in Prison

If judge decides he violated probation in Rihanna case
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2013 1:45 PM CDT
Rihanna and Chris Brown perform at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2008 at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

(Newser) – If you've been waiting to see Chris Brown get tossed in the slammer, this could be your opportunity. He's been charged with a hit-and-run following an incident last month in which he allegedly rear-ended someone and gave the other driver fake insurance info, leaving the scene without offering up his driver's license number. The charges themselves (he was also charged with driving without a valid license) carry a maximum one-year sentence, but the LA city attorney is also referring the case to the LA county DA—and if the judge in Brown's Rihanna assault case decides he violated his probation, he could go to jail for four years, TMZ reports.

Brown responded on Twitter: "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." He also changed his Twitter profile picture to a shot of what he says is the other, undamaged car. Brown certainly hasn't been having a good week: He was also accused of assaulting a woman in a nightclub. (Read more Chris Brown stories.)

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