Chris Brown charged with hit-and-run, driving without a license

Chris Brown performs at Powerhouse 2013 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
(Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times)

Rapper Chris Brown has been charged with driving without a valid license and hit-and-run, both misdemeanors, in connection with a May 21 fender bender, Los Angeles city prosecutors said Tuesday.

Brown rear-ended another vehicle with his Range Rover and then failed to exchange information with the other driver, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office.

Document: Read the complaint filed against Chris Brown

Prosecutors say the singer did not produce a driver’s license at the crash scene because he did not have a valid license at the time, and he left the scene without providing proof of insurance for his vehicle.


If convicted, Brown faces up to six months in jail.

The singer is already on probation after being convicted of domestic violence for striking singer Rihanna. A judge in the case could determine the hit-and-run charge amounts to a violation of his probation and seek to sentence him to jail or prison.


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