Judge Revokes Chris Brown’s Probation in Rihanna Assault

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A judge granted a request by prosecutors Monday to revoke Chris Brown’s probation due to an alleged hit-and-run incident, but he was not taken into custody.

Brown, 25, was sentenced to five years of probation, domestic violence counseling and 180 days of community service after an assault conviction from a 2009 incident involving ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

chrisbrown692The decision to revoke Brown’s probation was related to an alleged hit-and-run accident back in May.

Brown is accused of rear-ending a woman’s Mercedes Benz with his Range Rover on Barham Boulevard.

Both cars pulled over to the side of the road, and the Mercedes driver asked Brown for his license and registration, according to a district attorney’s investigators report.

Brown failed to produce those items, as required by California law, according to the report.

Instead, his passenger handed over her driver’s license.

The singer also produced an expired insurance card for a Lamborghini, according to the report.

Prosecutors attached a letter from the woman sent to police saying that Brown went “ballistic” when she took photos, tried to grab the camera and allegedly called her profane names.

Brown was charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license.

At an arraignment hearing in Van Nuys on Monday morning, which Brown did not attend, the hit-and-run case was continued until July 23.

Brown appeared at a separate probation update hearing in downtown Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin revoked Brown’s probation, but allowed him to remain free, pending a hearing next month.

The judge set a court date of Aug. 16 to resolve the issue or set a hearing on the violation and to determine what punishment, if any, is warranted.

Brown could face up to four years in jail on the probation violation.

The singer took to Twitter on Monday morning to express his frustration and proclaim his innocence.

“I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run,” Brown wrote. “I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C’mon!!”

Earlier this year, Brown was accused by prosecutors of having significant discrepancies in his 1,400 hours of community service in his native Virginia.

Brown’s community service report included “significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting,” Deputy District Attorney Mary A. Murray said in a motion.

While he was supposed to be doing community service in his home state of Virginia, the singer was supposedly on vacation in Mexico.

In another instance, he appeared at a charity event in another state, according to court documents.

A judge has yet to decide if those hours are valid, or if Brown will have to perform additional community service in L.A. County, as requested by prosecutors.

The Los Angeles Times contributed to this report.

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