Chris Brown to Face Hit-And-Run Trial Today

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 15, 2013 Updated: August 15, 2013

Entertainer Chris Brown’s trial in a hit-and-run case will start Thursday, Aug. 15. He pleaded not guilty. On May 12, he had allegedly rear ended a Mercedes Benz in Los Angeles and refused to show the driver his license, also giving false information.

He has been charged on two counts, a hit-and-run, and driving without a license.

Brown’s attorney hopes to have the misdemeanors dismissed, having declared a compromise with the Benz driver. The city, however, could still push the case forward.

In June, he tweeted: “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 continued 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.” And another: “[The other driver] contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures.”

Brown, 26, was convicted on domestic assault charges in 2009 for an incident when he was 19. He had assaulted his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. On Aug. 6, 2013, he posted a tweet that was removed shortly thereafter commenting on the incident.

The Guardian quotes the tweet: “Don’t worry mainstream America. After this X album, it’ll probably be my last album. Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18. I’m cool & over it!”

His album X will be released August 20.

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.