Troubled pop star BRITNEY SPEARS will return to court next month
(Oct08) to revisit her ongoing illegal driving case.
The trial was originally scheduled to begin in January (08) but a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the star’s conservatorship attorneys, who charged she was incapable of issuing a deposition at the time – due to much-publicized health issues.
Judge T.K. Herman issued the renewed trial date on Thursday (18Sep08), calling on the Toxic hitmaker to reappear in court on 15 October (08).
The hearing relates to an incident in August (07), when Spears scraped a parked car in a private parking lot in California’s San Fernando Valley while driving without a valid license.
The hit-and-run charge, which was caught on camera, was dismissed in court in October (07) after Spears offered a personal apology and $1,000 (GBP541) in compensation to the other vehicle’s owner, Kim Robard-Rifkin.
But the troubled star is still facing a charge of driving without a valid California driving license – because, at the time of the incident, she was only in possession of a permit from her native Louisiana.
Spears has since obtained her Californian state driving license.