Chris Brown Hit-and-Run Case Dismissed

Singer nets legal victory in May car accident.

Posted: 08/15/2013 04:09 PM EDT
Filed Under Music News, Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Less than a week after a huge health scare, Chris Brown officially has something to smile about. The singer who suffered a seizure that his rep says was brought on by "unfounded legal matters" and "nonstop negativity" scored a victory in court today when a judge dismissed his hit-and-run case, according to TMZ.

Brown was accused of fleeing the scene of a car accident in May. The woman involved wanted the case dismissed given the minor damage to her vehicle, but prosecutors argued that the Virginia native be punished for violating the terms of his five-year probation. 

According to the L.A. City attorney, Brown verbally attacked the woman and refused to produce a driver's license or insurance information. He was booked on a hit-and-run in July and released from custody within an hour.

From the start, Brown vehemently denied wrongdoing. Attorney Mark Geragos believes his client was targeted because of his celebrity. "The case never should have been filed in the first place," Geragos told TMZ. "It's unfortunate he was being prosecuted for who he is rather than what he's done."

Responding to the win this afternoon, Brown tweeted, "!!!!!!! Thank GOD!"      

   

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