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Charge Against Chris Brown Dismissed

posted 15 Aug 2013, 12:26 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 15 Aug 2013, 12:27 ]

A misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown is dismissed.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAUNITED STATES  (POOL) -  A misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown was dismissed Thursday (August 15), with a judge saying a "civil compromise" was reached between the singer and the other motorist involved in a May 21 accident in Los Angeles.

A deputy city attorney objected to the settlement, who said the singer - who is still on probation for the 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna - was "aggressive" after the crash and had to be restrained by a passenger in his car.

The singer's attorney insisted that no money exchanged hands between Brown and the other motorist, who was reimbursed through insurance for $800 in damage to her vehicle.

The hit-and-run count was the last remaining charge stemming from the May 21 accident. A misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license was dropped last month, along with an infraction for allegedly failing to have proof of insurance.

Brown has another court hearing Friday (August 15) afternoon in downtown Los Angeles in connection with his probation in the felony assault case. His probation was revoked last month in response to the charges filed against him in the crash.