Chris Brown charged with hit-and-run, driving without a valid license
Singer Chris Brown is facing legal trouble once again.
Two criminal charges were filed against the R&B singer on Tuesday, June 25 , the Los Angeles City Attorney's office confirmed to KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company. The charges, which are in connection to a car accident on May 21, include a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge and driving without a valid license.
Arraignment is scheduled on July 15. The singer is currently on probation for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. If Brown is convicted of the charges, he could face up to a year in jail, according to The Associated Press.
The singer posted a series of Tweets about reports of his charges on Tuesday. He said in his first Tweet on the matter, "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."
He added in another Tweet, "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 continued.
Brown said in another Tweet, "My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism!"
The singer finished his Tweets with, "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."