Britney Spears’ car impounded by police

Pop star abandoned it on Sunset Boulevard

Britney Spears‘ car was impounded by Los Angeles police yesterday (January 7) after it was discovered abandoned on the street.

The pop star’s vehicle reportedly got a flat tire on Sunset Boulevard last night around 8:00 pm. She abandoned it and apparently got a ride home from paparazzi who had been following her.

“She left it unattended and it was blocking traffic, so it was towed,” Officer Karen Smith, a police spokeswoman, told the Associated Press.

Spears had just been released from a Los Angeles hospital where she was undergoing psychological evaluation following a police standoff in which she refused to hand over her son to her ex-husband’s bodyguard.

The singer has had several car-related troubles in recent months, including allegedly driving without a license and running over a photographer’s foot.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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