Running from one legal trouble to another, Britney Spears must be feeling very happy now that one of the hit and run charges against her has been dropped.
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Susan Speer has on Thursday October 25th dismissed a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against Spears after being informed by the star's lawyer Michael Flanagan that his client already reached a cash settlement with Kim Robard-Rifkin, whose 1999 Mercedes-Benz station wagon Spears hit on August 6th in a San Fernando Valley parking lot.
On the settlement it is reported that Spears has agreed to pay Robard-Rifkin approximately $1,000 for damages. Facing one count each of hit-and-run and driving without a valid license stemming from the incident, Speer declined to drop the latter charge though.
Thus, Flanagan will have to enter a not guilty plea on Spears' behalf. A pretrial hearing regarding the license issue was scheduled for November 26th. That's the same day Spears is due to appear in her custody case for a progress hearing on her parenting classes.