Sometimes what turns out to be an unfortunate accident ends up getting turned into a career event for those in law enforcement.
The California Highway Patrol recommended Monday that actress-singer Brandy be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a freeway crash that killed a woman motorist last month, a city attorney’s spokesman told The Associated Press.
The CHP referred the matter to the city attorney’s office for review, said spokesman Nick Velasquez.
“The office is currently reviewing the case and determining whether the evidence warrants the filing of a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter,” Velasquez said.
A message seeking comment from Brandy’s publicist, Courtney Barnes, was not immediately returned. Earlier this month, Barnes issued a statement saying Brandy “wishes to publicly express her condolences to the family of the deceased.”
Barnes also has said Brandy wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in county jail and a $1,000 fine, Velasquez said.
Hopefully they want try and make a case of this. It seems that it was clearly an accident and that no foul play was at hand.
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>interesting that it took nearly a "month" for this story to come out into the media….and someone died?although, the road conditions aren't mention of why the traffic slowed, weather, accident ahead, etc. the police have determined that brandy was driving faster than the conditions allowed, hence causing the accident and being at fault. they're not really throwing the "book" at her…only with a "misdemeanor"but…the family will sue big time for big buck$ cause she would be at fault. a civil suit a la O.J.more than likely, that's what pushing this whole secrecy thing and the CHP are making sure they don't screw it up.
>Seems like they'd have to prove some type of negligence on Brandy's part. No matter what, I'm there for her even for the conjugal visits.
>that's fugg'd up matt!!!! you dun threw away the key awlready! but on the real, i don't see how she can get outta this one unless the brakes failed, tire blew, or some other mechanical failure. i can tell you right now, the land rover attorneys are already over this accident to prevent further damage control and to not be considered negligible in the accident.