September 22, 2007 02:18:34 GMT
Britney Spears was charged Friday Sep 21st with misdemeanor counts of hit and run and driving without a valid license after she allegedly smashed her car into another in a parking lot back on Aug 6th.
For the first time ever, Britney Spears hit with legal charges. In another dose of bad news, the troubled singer was charged Friday September 21st with misdemeanor counts of hit and run and driving without a valid license, stemmed from an August 6th accident during which she smashed her car into another in a parking lot in the San Fernando Valley without leaving a note for the driver of the other vehicle or filing a police report.
Spears was videotaped by paparazzi crashing the black Mercedes she was driving into a parked silver Mercedes-Benz as she tried to turn into a spot in a Studio City parking lot. Soon after got her car parked, she got out and examined it, yet ignored the one she hit. She's then videotaped walking away.
According to the California Vehicle Code, drivers are required to locate the owner of any damaged property or leave their information in a conspicuous place and inform local law enforcement of the incident, which Spears unfortunately didn't do.
Three days after the accident, the owner of the other vehicle, Kim Robard-Rifkin, filed a police report, complaining "It was simply like my car didn't matter to her, my inconvenience didn't matter to her."
Spears was scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 10, but is not required to appear because both charges she's facing are misdemeanor. Nevertheless, she could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each count.
Watch the video of the August 6th accident below.