Britney Spears Heading To Trial Over Driver's License Case

Britney Spears is heading to trial over her misdemeanor driving without a license charge, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

According to a Los Angeles Superior Court press officer, a trial date for the pop star has been set for October 15.

Earlier this week, a lawyer for Spears, Michael Flanagan, told Access Hollywood he was planning to file a petition on Thursday to ask the Superior Court of Los Angeles to accept their proof the star has a valid license. He was hoping to have the case dismissed and for Britney to be able to pay a $10 fee. However, in court today, a judge set the October trial date instead.

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The case stems from an August 2007 incident in which Spears was videotaped as she bumped another vehicle while parking her Mercedes-Benz. She left — without leaving a note — after looking over the damage to her car from the fender-bender.

The owner of the other vehicle later filed a police report and Spears was charged a month later with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license. The hit-and-run charges were dismissed in October 2007 after Spears paid an undisclosed sum to the owner.

Flanagan has said that Spears was driving with a Louisiana license that was valid because she owns homes in that state.

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