Chris Brown pleads not guilty in hit-and-run charge

Chris Brown appears during a court hearing at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles on July 15, 2013. AP Photo/Alberto E. Rodriguez

Singer Chris Brown's lawyer has entered a not-guilty plea for him to a hit-and-run charge that led to his parole being revoked.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office says charges of driving without a license and driving without proof of insurance were dismissed Tuesday after Brown's attorney presented proof he was licensed in Virginia.

Brown was charged after a May 12 traffic accident in which he is suspected of rear-ending a car stopped at a red light and refusing to give the other driver his license or insurance information.

The singer has been on felony probation in the 2009 beating of former girlfriend Rihanna. A judge revoked his probation last week and ordered a hearing. His trial in the hit-and-run case is set for Aug

Earlier this month, a judge ruled that Chris Brown and Drake will not be forced to pay $16 million in damages to last year's Manhattan nightclub incident. According to The New York Daily News, they won't be held accountable for damages to the SoHo club.

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