On Monday afternoon, singer Chris Brown spent some time and jail and was quickly released for his involvement in a hit and run. He was able to turn himself in and leave all within an hour without anyone noticing.
According to records from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Brown arrived at Van Nuys jail at 2:40pm, was booked shortly after and released at 3:22 pm with no bail. His quick release is not a surprised due to overcrowding in the LA jail. Van Nuys has seen a variety of celebrity law breakers through the years including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Nicole Richie, all released within hours after turning themselves in.
The singer has denied the charges from the Los Angeles city attorney that states he got into an accident with a Mercedes Benz and refused to show his driver’s license and reportedly gave false information. Brown was charged with two counts for a hit and run and driving without a valid license. He could face up to six months for each offense.
The “Fine China” singer went to Twitter to set the record straight. “It’s not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars). This is really ridiculous.” He also claimed that the woman who he hit was “thinking of a payday” from the singer.
Brown is no stranger to the court system. Last month a judge revoked his probation from the 2009 assault charges against Rihanna. He could be facing up to four years if found in violation of his probation.