Chris Brown says he didn’t hit-and-run last week but instead played his minor fender bender by the book.
Brown was accused of the hit-and-run in Los Angeles last week. The singer was reportedly attempting to flee photographers when he slammed his Porsche 911 into a wall.
“The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached [Chris’] vehicle. In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley at which point his was cut off by two additional vehicles. Chris’ vehicle was totaled due to this aggressive pursuit by the paparazzi,” a representative for Brown told TMZ after the wreck.
Adding to the drama was the fact that his on-again, off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran was a passenger during the minor wreck. Chris Brown’s hit-and-run also seemed to be complicated by the fact that the singer is still on probation for his attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009.
“What could have been a simple fender bender earlier this week is now a full-blown hit-and-run investigation … after Chris Brown allegedly refused to give the driver he rear-ended his driver’s license #. We’re told he also gave the woman incorrect insurance info … What’s more … we’re now told Chris copped an attitude when the woman pressed him for his ID, before refusing to ante up his DL.”
But Chris Brown denied the hit-and-run charges, telling TMZ that he did give the correct insurance information and tried to get in touch with the driver of the other car. The sources also claimed that the woman hung up on his lawyer’s attempts to contact her by phone.
There are some high stakes for Chris Brown if the hit-and-run allegations were true. If he violates his parole, he could be on the hook for four years in prison.