Spears pays for wreck, avoids hit-run charge

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Spears was not required to attend the hearing on the misdemeanor charges stemming from an Aug. 6 parking lot mishap. Superior Court Commissioner Susan Speer dismissed the hit-and-run charge after a lawyer for the pop star said his client had paid an undisclosed amount to a woman whose car was hit in a Studio City parking lot. A charge of driving without a license was not dismissed and a pretrial hearing was scheduled for Nov. 26. The commissioner accepted a not-guilty plea entered on Spears’ behalf by lawyer Michael Flanagan to that charge. Outside court, Flanagan said Assistant City Attorney Michael Amerian had offered Spears a plea deal involving the license charge that would have resulted in her being placed on probation for a year. Flanagan said he believed a plea was unnecessary because Spears had rectified the situation by recently getting a California driver’s license. By Linda Deutsch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hit and run ? then pay as you go. Britney Spears is no longer facing hit-and-run charges since she paid off the other car’s driver in the fender-bender, but she still has to deal with one count of driving without a license, a court commissioner ruled Thursday. last_img