Hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown dismissed

Singer Chris Brown attends the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at Pacific Design Center on Feb. 24, 2013, in West Hollywood, Calif. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a hit-and-run driving charge against Chris Brown.

The judge said the singer had reached a civil compromise with the other driver and City News Service says the misdemeanor was dropped Thursday. Brown didn't attend the hearing.

Brown, 24, claims he traded insurance information with the woman after his Range Rover struck her Mercedes in Toluca Lake in May.

His attorney says he accidentally gave the woman the wrong insurance information. Mark Geragos also says insurance covered the $800 in damage to the Mercedes.

City prosecutor Patrick Hiscocks objected to the dismissal, saying Brown was still on probation at the time of the crash for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

He also says the other driver felt she was "castigated" on social media after the crash.

Brown's legal woes aren't over, however. A judge revoked his probation last month after reviewing the details of the alleged hit-and-run. He'salso being sued by a man who claims he was punched and kicked by a member of the singer's entourage during a recording studio fight back in January.

Last week, a publicist for Brown said the singer suffered a seizure brought on by intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress.

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