Jury Stuck on Britney's State

Traffic trial hinges on whether star counts as Californian or Louisianan
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2008 4:57 AM CDT
Britney Spears at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, Sept. 7, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles )
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(Newser) – The jury in Britney Spear's traffic trial couldn't reach a verdict yesterday and has retired for the weekend to ponder whether the LA resident counts as a California girl, the Los Angeles Times reports. Spears' lawyer argues the singer, charged with driving without a valid California license, doesn't need one as her true home is Louisiana and she plans to move back there when her custody battle is concluded.