Misdemeanor Hit-And-Run Charge Against Chris Brown Dismissed
VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — A misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against singer Chris Brown was dismissed Thursday.
A “civil compromise” was reached between the 24-year-old and a motorist who was allegedly rear-ended by Brown in a Mercedes on May 21 near Toluca Lake, officials said.
The woman had filed charges claiming Brown refused to give her his license and provided her with fake insurance information before leaving the scene.
Misdemeanor charges of driving without a license were dropped July 23.
The motorist reportedly agreed to the deal because of the negativity she was receiving on social media.
Throughout court proceedings, Brown repeatedly denied any wrongdoing on Twitter.
I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run, I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C'mon!!—
Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) July 15, 2013
As a result of the charges, a judge revoked Brown’s probation on July 15 stemming from a domestic violence conviction involving ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
He was sentenced to five years’ probation, which requires him to obey all laws.
Another court hearing is scheduled for Friday.