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Chris Brown on hit-and-run charge

Singer Chris Brown has been charged in Los Angeles with misdemeanour hit-and-run and driving without a valid licence.

City attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan says the charges filed on Tuesday involve a minor accident on May 21 in the San Fernando Valley.

If convicted, Brown would face up to one year in jail.

Arraignment is scheduled for July 15 at the Van Nuys courthouse, but a lawyer can appear on Brown's behalf.

Mateljan says the county district attorney's office will be notified of the charges and it will be up to that office and the courts to determine if the case will have any effect on Brown's felony probation in the 2009 beating of singer Rihanna.

A call seeking comment from a Brown representative was not immediately returned.

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