Chris Brown: Off the Hook in Hit-and-Run Case

Posted Thursday August 15, 2013 2:31 PM GMT

Catching a break in the legal system, a Los Angeles judge dismissed a hit-and-run driving charge against Chris Brown this afternoon (August 15).

City News Service reports the misdemeanor was dropped and the judge said the 24-year-old singer reached a civil compromise with the other driver.

Chris was not at the hearing but was represented by his attorney, Mark Geragos who said Brown accidentally gave the woman the wrong insurance information after his Range Rover struck her Mercedes in Toluca Lake in May.Mark added that Brown's insurance did cover the $800 in damage to the Mercedes.

Meanwhile, City prosecutor Patrick Hiscocks objected to the dismissal, saying the "Turn Up the Music" singer was still on probation at the time of the crash for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009.

Hiscocks added that the other driver felt she was "castigated" on social media after the crash.

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