.

Chris Brown Hit-and-Run Charge Dropped

Judge dismissed case following civil compromise

Chris Brown appears in court.
David McNew/Getty Images
August 16, 2013 9:30 AM ET

Charges against Chris Brown stemming from a hit-and-run crash that took place in May have been dismissed. A judge dropped the charges yesterday, The Associated Press reports, after noting that the singer had reached a civil compromise with the other driver involved. 

Chris Brown Previews New Album 'X': 'The Negativity Is in the Past'

Brown was vocal on Twitter about the charges alleging that he failed to provide proof of insurance, and he pleaded not guilty to the charges. His lawyer said that he mistakenly gave the woman the wrong insurance, but that the $800 in damages was covered. 

In addition to the charges, Brown's probation for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna was revoked during the court proceedings following the hit-and-run. The singer spent less than an hour in jail after turning himself in to be charged in the crash. 

Brown, who suffered a seizure over the weekend, recently announced that his upcoming album, X, could be his last. 

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Santa Monica”

Everclear | 1996

After his brother and girlfriend both died of drug overdoses, Art Alexakis -- depressed and hooked on drugs himself -- jumped off the Santa Monica Pier in California, determined to die. "It was really stupid," said the Everclear frontman, who would further explore his personal emotional journey in the song "Father of Mine." "I went under the water. Then I said, 'I don't wanna die.'" The song, declaring "Let's swim out past the breakers/and watch the world die," was intended as a manifesto for change, Alexakis said. "Let the world do what it's gonna do and just live on our own."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com