October 9, 2008 0:44
Britney Spears rejects plea deal in driving case
Pop star's attorney says she's 'unfairly targeted' for being a celebrity
Her attorney said today (October 8) that he would not agree to the deal's stipulations that would have placed the singer on a year's probation and required her to pay $150 fine.
Attorney J. Michael Flanagan said Spears was unfairly targeted because she was a celebrity. He added that his client would consider a deal that reduces the charge to an infraction and requires her to pay a $10 fine, reports the Associated Press.
He said he intends to appeal any potential conviction if the case goes to trial.
The charges stem from an incident in 2007 in which Spears hit a parked car in Los Angeles and left without notifying the owner. She was originally cited for hit-and-run and driving without a license, but the hit-and-run charges were dropped.
--By our Los Angeles staff.
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